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Science throws light on HIV suppression

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1591a (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1591

The mystery of why some patients who are HIV positive do not develop AIDS may be closer to resolution, after the isolation of three potential HIV suppressor factors secreted by white blood cells. In this week's Science, researchers from the former National Cancer Institute including Professor Robert Gallo, the codiscoverer of the human immunodeficiency virus, claim that the three closely related polypeptides involved in inflammatory responses inhibited a broad range of strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2 and …

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