The problem with HIV is that it attacks and kills the very cells of the immune system that are supposed to protect us from infections — white blood cells. But a new technique, developed by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, offers a distinct HIV-killing advantage.

How HIV Gets So Bad

Once inside a white blood cell called a CD4, the virus takes over the cell’s DNA and uses it to make copies of HIV. The new viruses burst out of the cells, killing them in the process. So, not only is HIV multiplying, in the process, it is killing the immune cells that… more

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