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Transplant Drugs May Help Combat Longterm HIV

Drugs commonly used to prevent rejection after organ transplants may help lower levels of HIV, suggesting a possible new strategy for fighting the virus. Although anti-viral therapies can suppress HIV to very low levels, they do not eliminate the virus in the immune system. Dr. Steven Deeks, at the University of California, San Francisco, says inflammation in response to the infection may allow the virus to persist. He and his colleagues noted immunosuppressant therapy given to...

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