The primate connection

Trivedi, Bijal
July 2010
Nature;7/15/2010 Supplement, Vol. 466 Issue 7304, pS5
Academic Journal
The article discusses the difference and similarities between the HIV infection and the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in monkey species. It states African green monkeys and sootey mangabeys with high levels of SIV do not get sick and get AIDS compared to humans with HIV. It says that HIV-infected humans and SIV-infected Asian macaques have similar traits in AIDS progression. It adds that the loss of T-Helper 17 cells in human and Asian macaques trigger chronic immune activation.


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