Researchers Examining Fibrils in Semen As A Target To Help Shut Down HIV Transmission

Fibrils can increase the transmission of HIV by helping the virus attach to the membrane surrounding human cells, so reducing amyloid fibrils in semen may reduce HIV transmission.

There may be two new ways to fight AIDS-using a heat shock protein or a small molecule – to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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