Sorry if the question is silly, but this is something that has been around my head for years:
As far as I know, the HIVirus feeds itself out of the inmune cells (from Wikipedia, emphasis mine):
HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells through a number of mechanisms, including pyroptosis of abortively infected T cells, apoptosis of uninfected bystander cells, direct viral killing of infected cells, and killing of infected CD4+ T cells by CD8 cytotoxic lymphocytes that recognize infected cells. When CD4+ T cell numbers decline below a critical level, cell-mediated immunity is lost, and the body becomes progressively more susceptible to opportunistic infections.
So, I thought that HIV victims die out of diseases that they will survive if they weren't infected by HIV. In other words: HIV destroys the immune system and then the person dies because of a different cause.
If this is true, why isn't posible to keep HIV infected people in aseptic environments waiting for the virus to consume all the immune cells and "die out of starvation"?