Archive for April 16th, 2009

HIV Handicaps Itself to Escape Immune System Pressure

Like a lizard that lets go of its tail to escape from predators, research has found that there are various ways how HIV mutates and evolves in response to the pressure from the human immune system.  One of the observations shows that people with the rare ability of “beating” HIV for years tend to have HLA genes that help the immune system recognize and fight HIV more efficiently.  According to the report published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, a team of researchers from Emory Vaccine …