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As I know, HIV needs host cell, CD4 T cell to repicate itself, and at late stage of AIDS, count of this cell in patient will drop to 0, my question is, if we can provide a sterilised environment for AIDS patients at late stage, will HIV be cured because CD4 T cells drop to 0 and hence no host cell for HIV to replicate itself?

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  • $\begingroup$ Short answer: no. You might be able to put the patient into a sterile environment, but they will always carry into that environment every normal and - worse - opportunistic - organism they have into the room with them. So, no. They will die from bacteria or reactivated viruses or fungi or parasites (e.g. toxoplasmosis) that live in the body. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Mar 6 '17 at 14:56
  • $\begingroup$ HIV can hide in many kinds of immune cells, like macrophages. $\endgroup$ – swbarnes2 Mar 6 '17 at 21:29

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