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New Research Reveals Progress in Fight Against AIDS

According to Reuters, new research suggests that HIV is becoming less virulent through rapid evolution, weakening the virus’ ability to cause AIDS. A study published in PNAS looked at 2,000 African women with HIV, finding that in Botswana, HIV has evolved to adapt to HLA-B*57, a gene that can help slow progress of AIDS. Scientists then investigated HIV treatments, learning that treating the sickest patients whose immune systems were hit the hardest can accelerate the evolution of variants on the virus, further reducing its ability to replicate.

Read the study published by Reuters.

Read the study published in PNAS.