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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. Researchers aim to understand the interactions between these microorganisms and immune cells in order to develop vaccines and therapies against infectious diseases.

Below is a collection of scientific resources for your infectious disease research.

There are many different infectious diseases caused by viral, bacterial and other types of infections. Researchers continue to study immune responses against these pathogens so that they can develop better therapies against them. One of the pathogens that continue to plague our world is HIV.

Immune Response to HIV

In 1996, major advances in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) therapy were named “Breakthrough of the Year" by Science. By combining protease inhibitors with other drugs, researchers were able to substantially reduce viral loads in infected individuals. Despite this discovery, HIV researchers still have much to do before the disease is truly eradicated.

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