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New $1.5 million NIH grant targets oral complications of HIV

by Story Submitted by CWRU
5/3/2017
ODA Today

More than a third of HIV patients develop oral conditions from immune systems compromised by the virus and its treatment, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

While advances in HIV treatment have dramatically improved patient lifespans and quality of life, nagging side effects remain; among the most common is chronic inflammation – essentially, when an immune system imbalance causes the body to attack itself.

Case Western Reserve University researchers are taking aim at…

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