"Once HIV gets into these cells, the virus can then go to sleep," said Co-Head of the Burnet Institute's Centre for Virology and Director of The Alfred's Infectious Diseases Unit, Professor Sharon Lewin.
"These silently infected cells are not cleared by anti-HIV drugs or the immune system (meaning) once a patient stops the anti-HIV drugs, the virus can then wake up and gets going again.
I've pondered that for years. My ex father in-law who was a surgeon told me I was dumb and crazy to think that. Then again he also told me that my IBS was because of poor diet and psychological stress. That it would quickly go away when I learned to breath, relax and get more fiber.