The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS has developed a unique genetic mutation, linked to the development of approximately 70,000 new HIV infections every year.
This new mutation, though, is also the factor that makes people with HIV resistant to HIV!
People who carry this mutation are very rare, having genetic mutations that usually cause AIDS and lead to undetectable viral loads in the blood.
Deciphering human genetic mutations, or mutations, has proven challenging in recent years and one of the biggest challenges has been a lack of information for researchers studying the biology of Ugandan children and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
The strong genome accuracy we measured in humans and in mosquitoes’s saliva demonstrated a significant reduction of HIV viral load in this group of children.