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Labors of Love

The Kids Aren't Alright

With Honors

A Little Something on the Side

Even Combos Get the Blues

The Load Not Taken

HIV Bytes

Don't Get Fresh With Me

Discounted Labels

Thai-ing the Knot

Don't Leave Work Without It

Teen Angel

While You Weren't Sleeping

High Definition

Isn't That Special?

Prison Break

Anywhere but Here

Death and the Maidens

Diplomatic Immunity

Very Adult Education

On the Download

Face for the Cure

Tales From the Crib

Big Med on Campus

Editor's Letter-January 2007

Mailbox-January 2007

Catch of the Month-January 2007

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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January 2007

High Definition

PD-1 (programmed death-1 receptor): Unabbreviated, it sounds like an Xbox villain. But PD-1 is hardly a fantasy scoundrel. During any bodily infection, this protein keeps the immune system from attacking healthy cells while targeting infected ones. Recently, however, scientists found that PD-1 can sometimes play the heavy with HIV: It may hamper immune cells from tackling the virus. Can researchers crack the PD process and ignite cells into HIV action? We need the answer—and we need it PDQ.

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