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Researching Retrovirals

A visit with Marc Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

By Tanya Sneddon
Published: - Topics: fish virus retrovirus HIV research virus

Resistance to HIV

Topics: 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. While theories attempt to account for this, “in general it is still kind of a black box as to why it is they are resistant.”