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Compound Dissolves HIV on Contact, Texas A&M University Study  
11/29/2011 6:45:19 AM

Researchers are closer to developing a topical compound that stops HIV by dissolving the virus on contact. The ability of the synthetic compound known as “PD 404,182? to break apart the AIDS-causing virus before it can infect cells was discovered by Zhilei Chen, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Texa A&M University, and her team of researchers. Their findings appear in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.