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Gene May Offer Protection Against HIV/AIDs

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Gene May Offer Protection Against HIV/AIDs

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Gene May Offer Protection Against HIV/AIDs

Gene May Offer Protection Against HIV/AIDs

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Researchers say they've found a gene that appears to offer some protection from HIV, and that could also delay the onset of full-blown AIDS in those who do become infected. We look at the genetics of HIV infection and efforts to develop a vaccine.

Guests:

Sunil Ahuja, M.D., professor of medicine and microbiology; immunology director at the VA HIV/AIDS Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Air Force Col. Matthew Dolan, M.D., director of the Defense Institute for Medical Operations at Brooks City Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Jonathan Stoye, head of virology at the National Institute for Medical Research's Medical Research Council in London, United Kingdom.

Sarah Schlesinger, M.D., research associate professor at Rockefeller University and at the Aaron Diamonds AIDS Research Center in New York, NY.

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