A new study suggests the HIV virus may be getting weaker

December 2, 2014 10:30 PM

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Ebola has dominated recent headlines from Africa, but it wasn't long ago that AIDS was getting most of the attention. Now there's a bit of good news about that older disease: A group of scientists have just published a study concluding that the HIV virus may actually be getting milder over time.

“The trick with HIV is that, when it infects an individual, the person cannot control HIV," says Maximilian Muenchhoff, a doctor from the University of Oxford who worked on the study. "All of the immune responses that that person is aiming against HIV, the virus can kind of escape them because it's ...

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