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Despite two decades of intensive research, the correlates of protective immunity to HIV-1 infection remain elusive. Much less attention has been paid to the related human virus strain, HIV-2, which can cause AIDS, but does not usually do so in the majority of infected people. What can be learned from HIV-2 infection about how the human host can peacefully coexist with a pathogenic retrovirus?

Original publication

DOI

10.2217/17460913.1.4.427

Type

Journal article

Journal

Future Microbiol

Publication Date

12/2006

Volume

1

Pages

427 - 433

Keywords

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, HIV Antibodies, HIV Infections, HIV-1, HIV-2, Humans