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Hiv And Bubonic Plague

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Relationship to AIDS and Plague

In one of my classes at school one of my professors told our class that he had found some research that found if some of a persons ancestors have had Bubonic plague and survived the plague that the ancestors have some sort of immunity from AIDS. I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I have not heard of study linking immunity to bubonic plague and HIV.However, there are individuals who have a greater degree of resistance to acquiring HIV due to genetic alteration in a key protein that facilitates the attachment and entry of the... Read more »

Are We the Forgotten Plague

Why do pharmaceutical company commercials list cures for cancer, diabetis, etc. And no where in... Read more »

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... Read more »
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ACT UP New York's Banner Year in HIV Prevention May Show Us How to Prevent a Plague

If you know anything about AIDS activism, then you know that the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was among the first groups on the frontlines making sure that the lives of people living with and dying from AIDS-related illnesses, and the... 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 site was designed as an educational resource... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland Battles Twin Plagues of HIV, TB

The companion scourges of TB and HIV have so devastated the population of Swaziland that they threaten to destabilize the nation, participants at a recent three-day local conference on the epidemics learned. "This double epidemic of HIV and TB... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Some people with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of 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... Read more »
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Plagued with fear, what do I do?

Posted by Faith1970, 2 Replies
My 6 week test was negative for HIV after I pricked my finger with a needle starting an IV. The patient tested negative at the time of the needle stick. I was feeling ok about my negative test, but then my husband had a sore throat for 3 days and... Read more »

The Plague?

Posted by IzPoZ, 4 Replies
You know, I just don't know about this single thing and living with HIV. If any of you saw my post under Women, sometimes I feel like I have the plague.

I go from hopefulness to just hopelessness.

I hate reliving how he wouldn't kiss me open-mouthed,... Read more »

Re; co infection hep and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Jackie or anyone else sorry to be a pest but i looked for answers to the co infection couldn't really find alot on it does any one know if being exposed to hiv and hep at the same time would slow the window period for either,also they say the... Read more »