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What Is HIV Pandemic’s Origin?

As it is generally accepted that that HIV has originated from the non-human primates, but the reason why HIV has caused the world-wide pandemic in humans is unknown for a quite long time. And now, in order to analyze hundreds of genetic sequences of HIV, a group of scientists, by […]

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Condoms that Can Kill HIV Get Approved in Australia

With content of an antiviral compound, VivaGel, if used for as the condom coating, is capable of cutting down the risk of being exposed to viruses which can cause sexually transmitted infections. In the lab, such antimicrobial agent called astodrimer sodium could inactivate more than 99.9 percent of HIV (human […]

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A Landmark Discovery Guiding Future Drug Design—Scientists Reveal How HIV Infects Cells

A Landmark Discovery Guiding Future Drug Design—Scientists Reveal How HIV Infects Cells

Since 32 year ago, when the first HIV case appeared, humans have never slowed down the paces in HIV research. Recently, Scientists from The Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California achieved a breakthrough in this area, successfully revealing the mechanism of Maraviroc, […]

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