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Investigators learn how HIV targets the gut. Findings may explain inflammatory effects.

Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS alert
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2001
Volume
16
Issue
3
Pages
37–38
Identifiers
PMID: 15446233
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The image of HIV spreading throughout the body rarely conjures up images of a person's gut. Yet the gut is one of the primary target sites, perhaps especially when a person is infected with HIV through rectal intercourse, oral sex, or ingestion of infected breast milk.

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