AIDS & HIV Information
Latest Breakthrough HIV Diagnosis HIV Treatment HIV Prevention Home
HIV-Positive people should never lose heart. Breakthroughs in HIV medicine are happening every moment. The day is not far when you shall learn that HIV is conquered. So get your mindset strong. For the present learn to live with HIV.
Note: This site is for information & educational purposes only.
 HIV Immune Responses are Random
HIV Immune Responses are Random
New research shows the body's defenses against HIV are random rather than genetically determined, which may be why it's so difficult to develop an AIDS vaccine. The UCLA AIDS Institute study shows the immune systems in two HIV-positive identical twins responded to the infection in different ways.

In 1983, male twins were infected with HIV shortly after their births in Los Angeles by blood transfusions from the same donor at the same time. The twins have been exposed to the same environmental factors, yet their T-cell receptors reacted differently in each twin. Researchers say this shows the body's defense response is random and unpredictable.

"These boys are as similar as two humans can be, yet we see differences in how they fight the virus," says Paul Krogstad, Ph.D., study researcher and professor of pediatrics and pharmacology. "That's one more thing that makes it difficult to develop a vaccine for everyone."

UCLA researchers say the study results have broader implications and could apply to other viruses, such as hepatitis C and herpes viruses.
More on HIV
 What are HIV & AIDS?
 HIV & AIDS History
 Modes of Transmission
 HIV & AIDS Science
 HIV & AIDS Articles
 HIV Frequently Asked Q
 HIV Related Links
 World HIV Statistics
Discussion Forums
 HIV Discussion Forum
 HIV General Chat
 Live Chat with Doctor
 Register Yourself
 HIV & AIDS News
 Ask Doctor
 General Disclaimer
 About Us
 Contact Us

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional

Sponsored Links

Copyright ©, 2005 All rights reserved worldwide. For queries mail at
Software developed by Cosmic Computers, Mysore (140 kms from Bangalore), Karnataka, India.

Jobs in India @