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Hiv And Bubonic Plague

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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
...smart 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 »

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 »

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... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

Newsline

...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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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13 Weeks Negative - what next?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just got my 13 weeks Elisa test - Negative. So far performed the following negative tests: 1. p24 Antigen - five weeks 2. PCR - 7 weeks 3. Several Elisa - last at 13 weeks Still doubting. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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 »