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Hunting down HIV

Yale research produced two of the current crop of AIDS drugs and a promising new line of inquiry. It may take a virus to kill a virus, if genetic approach is proven effective.

A Yale professor has engineered a virus that attacks and destroys HIV in cell culture. Other scientists at the School of Medicine are responsible for drugs that slow the onset of AIDS and reduce the side effects of medication.

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A new era in AIDS treatment

In the 17 years he's been treating people with AIDS, never has Gerald H. Friedland, M.D., been more optimistic. New therapies such as protease and reverse transcriptase ...

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Dispatch from the front lines

Caring for people with AIDS helped author Peter Selwyn come to terms with a death in his own family.

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A life of engagement

Until her death last December at 105, Helen Langner was the school's oldest graduate. “If you live long enough,” she told friends, “you get recognition, whether you deserve it or not.” In her case, the recognition spanned a century and marked an exceptional life.

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Factoring in gender

How do gender differences affect the progress and treatment of disease? It's often hard to say, since for decades women were excluded from many clinical trials. A new Yale program in women's health research will explore this largely uncharted territory.

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