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HIV/AIDS

06 May 2010

Science unravels resistance to HIV

People who are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes Aids, have a gene that gives them a stronger immune system, a new study shows.

People who are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes Aids, have a gene that gives them a stronger immune system, a new study shows.

The findings may help scientists develop vaccines that trigger the same immune response to HIV that occurs naturally in people with HLA B57, according to the researchers from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard.

 

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