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UCLA AIDS Institute Center For Aids Research


From the earliest days of the AIDS pandemic, UCLA has been at the forefront of HIV research.
UCLA researchers were the first to describe why early AIDS drugs failed; demonstrate clearance of HIV from an infected infant; identify, clone, and characterize HIV in the brain. 

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Cocaine use can make otherwise resistant immune cells susceptible to HIV


A new UCLA study published in the October issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology examines how cocaine affects a unique population of immune cells called quiescent CD4 T cells, which are resistant to the virus that causes AIDS.
The results: Cocaine makes the cells susceptible to infection with HIV, causing both significant infection and new production of the virus.

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30 Years of AIDS at UCLA

Three Decades of cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art clinical care, as recalled by one of the univeristy's pioneer investigators


Reflections on the UCLA CARE Center's Last 20 Years. 


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