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Immuntiy against HIV possilbe?
Jan 11, 2003

I have heard that some humans are immune against HIV. Is that true? Is this a regional characteristic, or is immunity spread all over the world? Does immunity mean, under no circumstances a HIV infection is possible. Can immunity be determined by medical tests?

Response from Dr. Little

I do not believe that complete immunity to HIV has been identified in any individual. There are some genetic markers that identify people who are less readily infected by HIV, but none that are currently identify people who cannot become infected.


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