IMR Press / FBL / Volume 2 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.2741/A179

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Pathogenesis and treatment of HIV-1 infection: recent developments
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1 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY 14642
2 Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY 14642
Academic Editor:Adriana Heguy
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 1997, 2(4), 147–159; https://doi.org/10.2741/A179
Published: 1 March 1997
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New and emerging targets for antiviral therapy)
Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is the etiologic agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and is estimated to presently infect 24 million adults and 1.5 million children, worldwide. The pathogenesis of HIV-1-induced disease is complex and characterized by the interplay of both viral and host factors, which together determine the outcome of infection. An improved understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of AIDS, combined with recent insights into the dynamics of viral infection, and the cellular co-receptors for HIV-1, may provide powerful new opportunities for therapeutic intervention against this virus.

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