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HIV/AIDS Resistance Gene (DELTA 32 mutation)

In my contemporary biology class, we heard about a gene found in males of Northern European descent that has HIV/AIDS resistant properties. My family is very Irish (my last name is Sullivan), and I was wondering not only if this is true, but if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I believe what you are referring to is the delta 32 gene mutation. See below.Dr. BobHad unprotected sex with a guy who has ccr5 delta 32 (DELTA 32)Oct 13, 2008 Last night I had unprotected sex Read more »

Innate Immunity for HIV?? (DELTA 32 MUTATION, 2011)

Hi Doctor. (Love your Humor)I was wondering if someone can be immune from getting HIV/AIDS. I was... Read more »

Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and... Read more »
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HIV Mutations

... Although most copies of HIV are identical, about 1% of your HIV will naturally contain "mutations." What does all this have to do with drug resistance? The answer is that HIV isn't perfect: While HIV is furiously reproducing, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV's Success Might Lie in Its Mutations

...component might continue to resist the strain of HIV it first encountered -- or strains used in laboratory tests -- subsequent viral mutations weaken its ability to mount an effective defense. The researchers reported their findings in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

..."Duffy antigen," which enables some malaria parasites to enter red blood cells ( San Francisco Chronicle , 7/17). People with a genetic mutation that disables the Duffy antigen are protected against the Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite, a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV's Mutations to Avoid Immune Defenses Can Be Passed to Wider Population, Study Says

... HIV can adapt rapidly to evade immune system responses, and these mutations can be passed on in the wider population, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature , Reuters reports. Read more »
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mutated hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently Is that true the fact that exist mutated hiv(can't detect Antibody test)? If the fact's true.. How should we do? Read more »

mutation

Posted by drnsee, 3 Replies
...I'm aware that the HIV virus itself may mutate over time. However, my partner who has had HIV twice as long as I have heard that it actually mutates Read more »

Mutation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it possible to have an undetectable or mutated hiv strain? Possible exposure 8 years ago, -ve elisa and DNA PCR taken in the past 4 months. Tons of symptoms within the last year Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...nervous system. The second animal study looked at the offspring of mice given AZT during pregnancy. The researchers found genetic mutations in two genes - K-ras and p53 ? which are associated with lung cancer in humans. The rates of lung cancer... Read more »