HIV :: Supercomputer Fights HIV and AIDS

IBM announced that the virtual supercomputer will test thousands of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) mutations against tens of thousands of chemical compounds.

That will help scientists design effective therapies to stop potential drug-resistant viral strains from causing AIDS, Vice President of IBM Global Initiatives Robin Willner said in an interview.

“AIDS is the most potent and destructive scourge right now in terms of diseases,” Willner said.

“HIV can be stopped when people take drugs that prevent the virus from multiplying in the body, but it’s particularly dangerous because it mutates and changes so quickly.”

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