Scientists say they have found a way to disarm the AIDS virus in research that could lead to a vaccine. Researchers have discovered that if they eliminate a cholesterol membrane surrounding the virus, HIV cannot disrupt communication among disease-fighting cells and the immune system returns to normal.

Scientists have discovered that HIV needs cholesterol, which it picks up from the first immune cells it infects, to keep the virus’ outer membrane fluid. That allows it to communicate with – and disrupt – the body’s immune system.

Scientists Disarm AIDS Virus’ Attack on Immune System | Health | English.