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Resistance to HIV

According to some researchers, approximately 5-10% of people in Scandinavian countries are genetically incapable of contracting the HIV virus. “This is really interesting,” Johnson notes, but “in general it is still kind of a black box as to why they are resistant.”

Researching Retrovirals

Marc Johnson
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
UM Columbia

By Tanya Sneddon