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An article in The New York Times reports on a new study that found that antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis reduces transmission of HIV among injection drug users. In fact, addicts who took a daily antiretroviral were half as likely to become infected than those who did not. Researchers studied 2,413...
A new article in BBC News reports "Researchers have for the first time unravelled the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV." The large size and irregular shape of the capsid had prevented scientists from determining the exact structure. However, the research team "used advanced imaging...
An article in The New York Times reports the United States Preventive Services Task Force “has recommended that Americans ages 15 to 65 be voluntarily screened for H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, and that many of those found infected receive antiviral drugs even before symptoms develop.” The CDC has...