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HIV/AIDs news and research

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body's immune system; left untreated it can lead to the AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
0 Do brain cells spread HIV to peripheral organs?

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center (IL, USA) demonstrated that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can spread the HIV virus to peripheral organs, even when undergoing combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Suggesting major improvement to current HIV treatments.

0 Clinical trial of experimental HIV vaccine halted

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has stopped administering an experimental HIV vaccine in the South Africa HVTN 702 clinical trial, after an independent data and safety monitoring board has found that the vaccine is ineffective at preventing HIV infection.

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