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Slipping under the radar

HIV avoids triggering the cell receptors that initiate the host's innate immune responses. It seems that the virus achieves this evasion by using its protein coat to hide its nucleic acids until they are beyond detection. See Letter p.402

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Figure 1: Retroviral evasion of immune detection.


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