Monday, April 04, 2005

A pattern of HIV Immunity

10 percent of Europeans are safe from HIV infection. Why? Because of the Plague. There are two ideas here. One is that the Black Death was not necessarily bubonic plague but some other haemorrhagic virus. The other is that a mutatione that conferred immunity to these plagues also confers immunuty to HIV because both diseases have similar points of entry into the immune system.

No comments: