Lentivirus infections and mechanisms of disease resistance in chimpanzees.

@article{Rutjens2003LentivirusIA,
  title={Lentivirus infections and mechanisms of disease resistance in chimpanzees.},
  author={Erik Rutjens and Sunita S. Balla-Jhagjhoorsingh and Ernst J. Verschoor and Willy M.J.M. Bogers and Gerrit Koopman and Jonathan L. Heeney},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={
          d1134-45
        }
}
One year after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was pinpointed as the etiological agent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans, chimpanzees were identified as one of the few living species also capable of sustaining persistent HIV-1 infection. During the mid to late 1980s, as the AIDS epidemic spread globally in humans, the chimpanzee was eagerly looked to for answers concerning effective AIDS therapies and a possible HIV vaccine. Although from the complicated inter… 
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