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U.Va. research discovers the initial phases of HIV entry into cells

A team of researchers at the University School of Medicine recently published an article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry regarding their study of HIV fusion  to cell membranes using cryo-electron microscopy. The study determined the initial steps of HIV infection in cells — information that can be applied to understanding the infection process of other viruses including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19 infection.