Scientists discover how immune cells die during HIV infection; Identify potential drug to block AIDS

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:00 in Health & Medicine

Research has identified the chain of molecular events that drives the death of the immune system's CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS. Further, they have identified an existing anti-inflammatory drug that blocks the death of these cells -- and now are planning a Phase 2 clinical trial to determine if it can prevent HIV-infected people from developing AIDS.

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