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HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, infects over 34 million people, and approximately 2.3 to 2.8 million new people are infected each year. In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS. HIV kills more people than any other virus on Earth. Even if/when we can eventually prevent new HIV infections
with vaccines or anti-viral microbicides, we will still need to discover new drugs that can help treat the millions of people who are currently living with an HIV infection. The need to discover new types of drugs against HIV is especially urgent, since new multi-drug-resistant mutant superbugs of HIV are constantly evolving and spreading throughout humanity.

In addition, other scientists have shown that treating HIV with effective drugs also helps decrease the probability of spreading the infection to new people. When effective drugs are given to a particular patient, the number of infectious viral particles in that patient (or the “viral load”) decreases, which lowers the probability of them infecting other people. It doesn’t eliminate the possibility of spreading the infection, but it does reduce the probability.

Consequently, by helping us advance the discovery of new anti-HIV drugs, we have the potential to both assist in the treatment of current HIV patients as well as to help prevent the spread of this deadly virus.


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2013-07-12 19:48:31

They are currently BETA testing FAAH for the ARM processor and asking people to test Berkeley's Android app. However, nativeBOINC is working too.

https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,35345_offset,0
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