UNMC/Temple HIV Research Collaboration

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For first time ever, researchers able to eliminate HIV from animal

UNMC, Temple collaborate on historic study detailed in Nature Communications

In a major collaborative effort, researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV- 1 DNA – the virus responsible for AIDS – from the genomes of living animals. The study, reported online July 2 in the journal Nature Communications, marks a critical step toward the development of a possible cure for human HIV infection.

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