New Drug Keeps HIV Out of Cells
Currently approved HIV drugs wait for the virus to start trouble inside a cell before springing into action, but a promising new drug stops the virus from invading immune cells in the first place.
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J. Michael Kilby
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Department of Medicine
908 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2050
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