(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Wound healing in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus guards some primate species against developing AIDS, Both HIV and SIV provoke an immune response that injures tissues surrounding the intestine, African green monkeys with SIV quickly repair their mucous tissues. This interrupts the disease course and avoids AIDS onset. Stimulating this response might be a way of treating HIV in people.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/uowh-whi112119.php