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MGH Team Identifies New Immune Activity That May Control HIV Levels

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November 21, 1997
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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Researchers have identified an activity by the human immune system that seems to suppress replication of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The discovery may explain why a tiny group of those infected with HIV remain healthy for many years and indicates the possibility of duplicating that response in other individuals.

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and other Boston institutions have identified, for the first time, an activity by the human immune system that seems to suppress replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS.


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