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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gene variant common in Africa ups HIV risk

From The Fabulous World of HIV

Gene variant common in Africa ups HIV risk

So, in other words, as we DO NOT HAVE a SPECIFIC test for HIV, Africans who test positive do so on a non-specific test. They test "positive" (are classed as infected) because they have a "gene" that protects them from Malaria!!

The official decalration, for those still stupid enough not to have noticed that HIV is bullshit and that those tests are a macabre joke, should be with us soon now...Still enjoy the dreary whack till then...


Gene variant common in Africa ups HIV risk
By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - A gene variant that emerged thousands of years ago to protect Africans from malaria may raise their vulnerability to HIV infection but help them live longer once infected, researchers said on Wednesday.

The findings could help explain why AIDS has hit Africa harder than all other parts of the world.

People with the version of the gene have a 40 percent higher risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, researchers in the United States and Britain wrote in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

In Africa, the gene variant may account for 11 percent of HIV infections, the researchers said.

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