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Natural Immunity Against Hiv

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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 diagnosed back in Jan 2010 with a cd4 Count of84 also diagnosed with Hiv Encehalopothy with extensive gliosis in my brain. I have been with my negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Hawaii Guy,There is a genetic mutation termed Delta 32 that does confer immunity to the most common type of HIV (CCR5). See below. Alternatively it's also possible your partner is just incredibly lucky, in which case I'd suggest you guys Read more »

Natural immunity

I have read and heard that some may have a "natural immunity" to HIV. How is this determined? Is... Read more »


My partner and I had been together for three yrs. Recently we were both diagnosed with HIV. His... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding Innate Immunity and HIV

...antibody responses induced in individuals that have received various vaccine candidates in clinical trials. However, even though innate immunity is widely considered to be critical in shaping the body's immune response to HIV, this type of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: AIDS Researchers in Winnipeg to Brainstorm on New Ways to Fight Disease

...Diseases. In particular, the meeting will assemble a consortium of experts to study how to develop an AIDS vaccine based on natural immunity to HIV -- a phenomenon discovered in some Kenyan sex workers in the 1980s. The conference is sponsored in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Study Offers Clues for HIV Vaccine Development

...reports (Katsnelson, 5/5). For the study, researchers examined how HLA B57 -- a gene carried by many of the individuals with "a natural immunity" to HIV -- "affects an immune-system organ called the thymus, leading to the stronger array of T-... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Identifies Proteins That Help Provide Immunity Against HIV Among Commercial Sex Workers in Kenya

...the University of Nairobi , indentified more than 15 proteins in a group of Kenyan commercial sex workers thought to have a natural immunity to HIV, the Winnipeg Free Press reports (Tremain, Winnipeg Free Press , 9/4). The study of 3,000... Read more »
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does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
...Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Read more »

To John In London

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
hi there. i've never even heard of a bdna. i've had a dna at i think it was 7 weeks past exposure and i've had a negative 3 month elisa (3rd generation). i'm concerned what you said about the bdna, that it picks up strains found in europe and not... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce Read more »

To TerryD Re: "ARS is BS"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...response to one of my messages about HIV ARS: "So how is one to decide if its ARS or just the flue? I though anti-bodies meant natural immunity but not with Hiv of course. Hiv does whatever it wants, when it wants! Sounds like another AIDS... Read more »