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Targeting HIV's Sugar Coating: New Microbicide May Block AIDS Virus From Infecting Cells, University of Utah Study  
9/23/2011 7:41:18 AM

University of Utah researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that stick to the sugary coating of the AIDS virus and inhibit it from infecting cells – an early step toward a new treatment to prevent sexual transmission of the virus. Development and laboratory testing of the potential new microbicide to prevent human immunodeficiency virus infection is outlined in a study set for online publication by Friday in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.