Study links genetic variation to transmission of weaker HIV strain

03/20/2008 | Reuters

A new study found that people with a variation in the immunity gene HLA, which slows HIV progression, may also be causing a mutation to the AIDS virus that makes it weaker if transmitted to others. The findings suggest that viruses with certain genetic signatures can provide a survival advantage, which may help in the search for an effective vaccine, the researchers said.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Senior Scientist - Cell Engineering Group
Pfizer
San Francisco, CA
Associate Director, Compliance Business Partner I
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC