HIV and Genes

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  1. Nisa

    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Genes play a key factor in avoiding HIV...The ability to avoid infection with the AIDS virus depends in part on how many copies of an HIV-fighting gene a person has, a new study says, and the number of those genes varies greatly between and even within racial and ethnic groups.
    The study found that people with more copies of the gene were less likely to develop HIV or full-blown AIDS. And while researchers found that black Americans as a whole had more copies than did whites, this didn't mean that whites were more prone to get the virus: Rather, susceptibility was determined more by how many copies people had in relation to others of the same race.

    "Individual risk of acquiring HIV and experiencing rapid disease progression is not uniform within populations," Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said in a statement. The NIAID sponsored the study.

    Read the rest of the article here...http://articles.health.msn.com/id/100099839/site/100000000/

    There was an article in essence a time ago..about two sisters in Africa who could not acquire HIV/AIDS..their blood killed the HIV infection..a scientist put samples of their blood in a petri dish with a sample of blood containing HIV..their blood killed the virus.. amazing we are..If i find the article on an essence archive ill be sure to post it.
     
  2. panafrica

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    This is all very interesting Nisa, it is also something I've long suspected. I remember reading an article about HIV infected babies, that were able to cure themselves of the disease. It is pretty obvious that some people's immune systems are able to fight this virus off.
     
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    Yes..but they don't tell you that..and there is a high incidence of people that have tested positive for the HIV virus..but didn't have it...and alot of the numbers of HIV have been inflated..which is good and bad. This HIV thing is like the tuskegee experiment..manmade..to kill off our people. HIV is very complex....
     
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    If as much time and effort was put into curing A.I.D.S as was put into fighting war we would already have a cure. The question is who is affecting the most us....Something to think about.
     
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    'Indians vulnerable to HIV/Aids'

    This article furthers the belief that HIV transmission is dependant on genetic factors:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4413151.stm
     
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    yeah, if you keep your jeans on you will avoid HIV. :dance:
     
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    lol, wise and humorous words.
     
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