Host factors influencing susceptibility to HIV infection and AIDS progression

@article{Lama2007HostFI,
  title={Host factors influencing susceptibility to HIV infection and AIDS progression},
  author={Juan Ram{\'o}n Lama and Vicente Planelles},
  journal={Retrovirology},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={52 - 52}
}
Transmission of HIV first results in an acute infection, followed by an apparently asymptomatic period that averages ten years. In the absence of antiretroviral treatment, most patients progress into a generalized immune dysfunction that culminates in death. The length of the asymptomatic period varies, and in rare cases infected individuals never progress to AIDS. Other individuals whose behavioral traits put them at high-risk of HIV transmission, surprisingly appear resistant and never… CONTINUE READING