'Popping' HIV With Microbicide Carrying Molecule | Animation

Doctor's Cameron Abrams and Irwin Chaiken are developing and testing a molecule, called a Dual Action Virolytic Entry Inhibitor—DAVEI, for short, that can put HIV out of commission by tricking the virus into thinking that it’s attached to a living cell. This molecular ruse entices the virus releases its genetic material—into oblivion, rather than a healthy cell—rendering it inert.

credit : Drexel University