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Biological basis of natural resistance to HIV
Samson, Michel GERM-INSERM U, University of Rennes, Rennes, France.
Last reviewed:June 2016
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The biological basis of natural resistance to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an important area of research. By identifying the mechanisms involved in this natural resistance, it is hoped that therapeutic interventions will be developed to combat HIV infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is the final stage of the HIV infection. See also: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
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