Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds

February 19, 2015 7:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-replicating strains of HIV damage the immune system in the very early stages of infection, resulting in quicker disease progression, a new study says.

The results confirmed previous findings that people with faster-replicating HIV strains have a quicker decline in levels of infection-fighting immune system CD4 T-cells, the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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