AIDS virus


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AIDS virus

n.
See HIV.
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He began to look for viruses that can cause cancer in humans, focusing on a particular class of viruses that insert copies of themselves among a cell's genes--just like the AIDS virus does.
And she was one of the first to volunteer to test a then-unknown vaccine for hepatitis B, often a complication of the AIDS virus.
The way we hoped the drug would work against the cancer cell is just how it works against the AIDS virus," Horwitz recently told Discover.
Even if the AIDS virus doesn't get into those cells, HIV's contact with CCR5 and CD4 may stimulate them in unhealthy ways, she says.
B cells circulate through the blood and into lymphoid tissues where T cells mature, so sticking onto B cells is a smart strategy for the AIDS virus, says Moir.
And an increasing number of women with the AIDS virus are choosing to have children.
As the AIDS virus so tragically confirms, most retroviruses have a knack for suppressing a host's immune system.
But researchers warned that the AIDS virus may be hiding in other hard-to-reach areas of the body, such as the brain and the genetic material of cells.
The AIDS virus normally infects T cells by latching onto two types of surface proteins, CD4 and a class of molecules called chemokine receptors.
No one knows whether Marisa Tila Iglesias will be born with the AIDS virus.
patent office designed to potentially outwit the growing challenge of drug resistant AIDS virus.
Some people with natural resistance to the AIDS virus may owe their good fortune to a genetic mutation handed down to them by survivors of ancient smallpox outbreaks.

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