HIV spreads like internet malware and should be treated earlier

2 abril 2015

A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. HIV specialists and network security experts noticed that the spread of HIV through the body using two methods — via the bloodstream and directly between cells — was similar to how some computer worms spread through both the internet and local networks respectively to infect as many computers as possible.