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January 25 2017

Study shows how HIV breaches macrophage defenses, could be step towards cure

Date: January 25, 2017

Source: University College London

Summary: Scientists have identified how HIV is able to infect macrophages, a type of white blood cell integral to the immune system, despite the presence of a protective protein. They discovered a treatment that can maintain macrophage defenses which could be a key part of the puzzle of reaching a complete cure for HIV/AIDS.

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