Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, December 9th, 1996
It was the second study to find a group of Africans who can resist the virus. The researchers said the women did not seem to have the same genetic mutation as some Caucasians shown to be resistant to infection.
Francis Plummer and colleagues, University of Manitoba, Canada, studied 424 prostitutes in Nairobi between 1985 and 1994. All were free of HIV infection at the beginning of the study. During the ten years, 239 of them seroconverted, or started to produce antibodies to HIV as the immune system started...
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