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Powerful Anti-AIDS Agent Found In Tears And In Urine Of Pregnant Women

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March 18, 1999
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New York University Medical Center And School Of Medicine
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NYU School of Medicine and NIH researchers have identified an ordinary protein present in tears and saliva as the long-sought mystery substance in the urine of pregnant women that is a powerful anti-HIV agent. The new finding helps explain why AIDS cannot be transmitted through saliva, and opens the way to an entirely new class of anti-AIDS medicines, according to a new study by the NYU and NIH scientists.

(NEW YORK, March 15, 1999) -- NYU School of Medicine and NIH researchers have identified an ordinary protein present in tears and saliva as the long-sought mystery substance in the urine of pregnant women that is a powerful anti-HIV agent. The new finding helps explain why AIDS cannot be transmitted through saliva, and opens the way to an entirely new class of anti-AIDS medicines, according to a new study by the NYU and NIH scientists.


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New York University Medical Center And School Of Medicine. "Powerful Anti-AIDS Agent Found In Tears And In Urine Of Pregnant Women." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 March 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/03/990318042210.htm>.
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