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Twin U.S. studies unlock mystery of how HIV causes AIDS

By Reuters | Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:54 PM

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around the world.

Instead of actively killing immune system cells known as CD4 T cells, much of the damage done by...

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