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What Chimpanzees do to prevent AIDS, that Humans don't

HIV 1 originated from Southern Cameroon from the evolution of SIV (Simian immuno deficiency virus). Hiv is presumed to have started in the early 20th century probably by the association between a human and a Chimpanzee. The virus formerly host, was wild Chimpanzees with subspecies (pan troglodytes) Chimpanzees or Monkeys can actually get HIV but is very rare for it to develop to AIDS. The key here is the word ADAPTATION. Due to thousands of years of interaction with the virus, it has allowed the animals to develop

  2 years ago ago
What Chimpanzees do to prevent AIDS, that Humans don't

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HIV-1 vs. HIV-2: Differences and similarities

HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system. There are two main types of this virus: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are genetically different but have similar effects on a person's body. HIV-1 is the most common type of HIV and occurs all over the world. According to the HIV awareness charity Avert, around 95 percent of people living with HIV have HIV-1. HIV-2 is mainly present in West Africa, but it is slowly starting to appear in other regions, including the United States, Europe, and India. Though HI

  2 years ago ago
HIV-1 vs. HIV-2: Differences and similarities

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Finally, Ivermectin Proves Potential Drug for COVID-19 Control

A collaborative study led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital, has shown that ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world, kills the coronavirus in cell culture within 48 hours. Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum anti-viral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the

  2 years ago ago
Finally, Ivermectin Proves Potential Drug for COVID-19 Control

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Doctors identify new HIV strain

A U.S. pharmaceutical firm has identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and said the finding showed that cutting edge genome sequencing is helping researchers stay ahead of mutations. The strain, HIV-1 Group M subtype L, has been recorded in three people from blood samples taken between the 1980s and 2001, all in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Abbott laboratories told AFP on Thursday. To classify a new subtype, three cases must be discovered independently, according to guidelin

  2 years ago ago
Doctors identify new HIV strain

HEALTH

Blood transfusions basics

A lot of people do not really know much about blood transfusion and its effect, perhaps many of us haven't even donated blood before... Or should I say we don't have the Right orientation about donation of blood Blood donation involves involve donating venous blood on the hospital which is usually conducted by the medical laboratory department section of the hospital. It is of utmost importance that the blood bank in the hospital keeps running in case of emergency blood transfusion I would love to say that

  2 years ago ago
Blood transfusions basics