How can new technology detect hidden HIV pockets?
The problem with current medication is that it suppresses HIV to low levels but does not eliminate it.
Unfortunately, there is no instrument powerful enough to detect low levels of HIV. However, Dr. Langlois’s project is developing a new technique using nanoscale flow cytometry, to detect and quantify rare markers of HIV. If successful, it would be an inexpensive and quick way to accurately identify low levels of elusive HIV in the body, contributing to the elimination of HIV reservoirs.