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Virus appears to retard growth of HIV
by Skipdawg 09:25AM Thursday Sep 06 2001
(September 5, 2001 9:46 p.m. EDT) - Infection with a seemingly harmless, newly recognized virus appears to interfere with HIV, slowing its progression and prolonging survival of AIDS patients.

What isn't known is exactly how the virus, called GBV-C or hepatitis G, inhibits HIV. Researchers say if they can figure that out, it could lead to new treatments for AIDS virus.

In the meantime, they warned patients against intentionally infecting themselves.


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