Tuesday, September 29, 2009
7000 gay men help researchers rein in on HIV over 25 years
An article by Lori Artani in the Tuesday Sept. 29 Washington Post reports “7000 Gay Men Help Study AIDS”, link here reporting on a 25 year study by the Miticenter AIDS study (typical early report of gay men. Gradually, since the 1990s, many men have been able to survive and return to work long term for many years with the help of advanced drugs like protease inhibitors, which have visible side effects on some but by no means all men.
Another area of interest would be “long term non-progressors” and also a cohort of men who never became HIV-positive.
Increasing evidence exists that among other primates natural resistance to HIV-like retroviruses does develop through evolution in nature.