Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Prostitutes in Kenya May Carry Gene That Protects Them From HIV

Some commercial sex workers in Kenya who apparently are immune to HIV might be carrying a gene that protects them from contracting the virus, according to a study presented last week at the XVI International AIDS Conference. Over three years, most of the 850 surveyed women contracted HIV, but at least 130 did not test positive for the virus.

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