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HIV/AIDS Virus (09:34)


Doctors and researchers have struggled to understand and treat HIV and AIDS since it first appeared in the 1980s. People with a non-specific immunity to the HIV virus can survive without developing AIDS. Researchers in San Francisco are working to isolate a protein that stops the virus from progressing.

Understanding HIV (04:25)

The HIV/AIDS virus is able to enter human cells that have the CD4 protein and a code receptor that was unknown to researchers. Two co-receptors were discovered and helped researchers understand why some people are infected with the virus.

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Problems (06:01)

The HIV/AIDS virus does not respond to the two normal methods of vaccination. The virus is constantly mutating, which makes developing a vaccine difficult. Researchers are working to create a DNA vaccine.

AIDS Crisis (06:32)

More than 25 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa have HIV/AIDS, but cannot afford treatment. Social and cultural issues can make prevention and treatment difficult throughout the world.

Credits: HIV and AIDS (01:12)

Credits: HIV and AIDS

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Part of the Series : Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments. 

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL160446

Copyright date: ©2003

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