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Image of the Week: Cut-away model of HIV

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Exciting news this week in the global battle against AIDS. As my colleague recently reported, treating HIV patients with AIDS drugs early on may make them strikingly less infectious.

The above image from the Wellcome Trust shows a cut-away model of HIV. The virus was recognized in 1981, and today there are an estimated 33 million men, women and children living with HIV or AIDS.

Previously: Treat patients early to stop HIV spread, study finds
Photo by John Wildgoose, Wellcome Images

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