AIDS Immunity in Africa
ladasky at leland.Stanford.EDU
Thu Dec 21 20:01:25 EST 1995
In article <jcherwon.92.00115D18 at dres.dnd.ca>,
John Cherwonogrodzky <jcherwon at dres.dnd.ca> wrote:
> Last night (10 p.m., Wed., 20 Dec 95) on the T.V. program, "Journeys", I
>saw an interesting documentary on the Winnipeg doctor working in Africa
>(Nigeria?). He began a study on sexually transmitted diseases and as a result
>of necessity branched out on the effect of AIDS in the prostitute population.
>5% were HIV positive but AIDS negative, and there was a predominance (I don't
>know how much, whether it's marginal or 90-100%) that these immune women had
>HLA groups A69 and B9 (my memory may be faulty).
There's an A9 serotype, but no B9 serotype. There are no serotypes
numbered 69 in either HLA-A, B, or C.
Unique ID : Ladasky, John Joseph Jr.
Title : BA Biochemistry, U.C. Berkeley, 1989 (Ph.D. perhaps 1998???)
Location : Stanford University, Dept. of Structural Biology, Fairchild D-105
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