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Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits => Research News & Studies => Topic started by: tednlou2 on June 04, 2015, 04:07:55 pm

Title: Single Test for All Virus Exposure Opens Doors for Researchers
Post by: tednlou2 on June 04, 2015, 04:07:55 pm
While not an HIV-specific story, this may help people living with HIV.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/health/single-blood-test-for-all-virus-exposures.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1
Title: Re: Single Test for All Virus Exposure Opens Doors for Researchers
Post by: Richie_R2 on June 05, 2015, 05:26:19 pm
From the article:

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Another surprise came from people infected with H.I.V. Dr. Elledge expected their immune responses to other viruses to be diminished. “Instead, they have exaggerated responses to almost every virus,” he said. The researchers do not know why.

Wow. Perhaps because other people need time for the immune system to "ramp-up" production, while we are always in Combat Mode? Regardless, this is fascinating. Thanks for posting it!