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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 950757, 8 pages
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines for Treating HIV Infections and AIDS
1Center of AIDS Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, 16 Dongzhimennei South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100700, China
2Department of Diagnosis with Chinese Medicine, University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
3Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
Received 16 July 2012; Revised 1 December 2012; Accepted 7 December 2012
Academic Editor: Ching Liang Hsieh
Copyright © 2012 Wen Zou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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