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Researchers Discover New Way To Block HIV Transmission By Removing Cholesterol From Cell Membrane: Hopkins Study Finds HIV Requires Cholesterol To Infect

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July 25, 2001
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Cholesterol is instrumental in HIV's ability to infiltrate cells, and removing this fatty material from a cell's membrane blocks infection, according to a Johns Hopkins study reported in the July 20th issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. The discovery may provide new opportunities to stop HIV transmission.

Cholesterol is instrumental in HIV's ability to infiltrate cells, and removing this fatty material from a cell's membrane blocks infection, according to a Johns Hopkins study reported in the July 20th issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. The discovery may provide new opportunities to stop HIV transmission.


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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Researchers Discover New Way To Block HIV Transmission By Removing Cholesterol From Cell Membrane: Hopkins Study Finds HIV Requires Cholesterol To Infect." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010725081921.htm>.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (2001, July 25). Researchers Discover New Way To Block HIV Transmission By Removing Cholesterol From Cell Membrane: Hopkins Study Finds HIV Requires Cholesterol To Infect. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010725081921.htm
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Researchers Discover New Way To Block HIV Transmission By Removing Cholesterol From Cell Membrane: Hopkins Study Finds HIV Requires Cholesterol To Infect." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010725081921.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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