As HIV clinicians further their studies in HIV, a study published in Nature this week, shows that some cells in the body’s immune system are destroying their own raw materials to prevent the spread of HIV, although it is too early to say whether and how this can be used in treatment.

Scientists now believe that they know how the protein SAMHD1 works, which was identified last year as key to the body’s resistance against HIV.

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