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Black Plague And Hiv

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scientific questions, from a prospective microbiologist

Hey Dr. BOB, I have 2 questions, that have been bugging me.1.Since we know that the black plague offered a resistence to HIV due to a genetic mutation. Are scientists out there using this information on genetic mutation of cells to develope a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation for that. Some strains of HIV use proteins other than CCR5 as co-receptors to enter CD4 cells. As for the bubonic plague (Black Death) and smallpox link, it appears that the CCR5-delta 32 mutation may have arisen to protect folks in Europe... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Resistance Gene (DELTA 32 mutation)

In my contemporary biology class, we heard about a gene found in males of Northern European descent... Read more »

Is there HIV immunity???

Dr Bob ;I am a 43 yr old caucasion male that is gay and has been having sex with men for around 25... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetic Variation Responsible for HIV Resistance Not Caused by Black Plague, Study Says

...their immune cells are resistant to HIV, but a theory that the mutation was caused 800 years ago by selective pressure from the Black Plague appears to be unfounded, according to a study published in this week's issue of the journal Nature , ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: New Web Site Offers Information on HIV/AIDS Plague in Black Communities

... OneLove, a project of Ontrack Resources funded by the California Office of AIDS, has established a Web site that tackles the impact of AIDS and health disparities among the state's African Americans. The Read more »
University of Liverpool

Biologists Discover Why 10% of Europeans Are Safe From HIV Infection

...overturning an accepted belief that had stood for 550 years. Professor Duncan and Dr Scott illustrated in their book, Return of the Black Death (2004, Wiley), that this idea was incorrect and the plagues of Europe (1347-1660) were in fact a... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital


...roughly a quarter of the population of Western Europe in 1348 -- and may have endured in descendants of survivors of the so-called Black Death, virtually all of whom were Caucasian. The second potential explanation is that AIDS itself ravaged the... Read more »
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long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
...I have a question for all of you beautiful people. My first test results came back and were very good. My hiv specialist asked me what my nationality was. When I told him scots irish he told me that makes sense to him. Evidently many people Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here Read more »

can someone clarify this for me?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what really are lymph nodes, where they are, and how you know do you know they are inflamed. i do not know what to look for. thanks. Read more »