New Discovery of Scientists Provides a Breakthrough for HIV Vaccination

New Discovery of Scientists Provides a Breakthrough for HIV VaccinationScientists have claimed that they have discovered as to why a few people are naturally resistant to HIV, which causes AIDS.

Researchers from Simon Fraser University and their colleagues in the United States, Japan and Germany asserted that fighting against the infection doesn’t depend upon the number of white-blood cells, but it depends upon their potential and how they carry out their work.

They affirmed that a few people have a strain of killer cells, called cytotoxic T lymphocyte cells, which is capable enough to detect as well as kill white-cells, those of which have been infected by HIV.

Bruce Walker, an infectious diseases expert at the Ragon Institute in Massachusetts, affirmed that it has been known since long that people infected by HIV have huge numbers of these killer cells. However, despite the presence of these cells, people get AIDS.

SFU researchers Mark Brockman and Zabrina Brumme collaborated with a team of doctors at Ragon Institute to administer how different people progressed from HIV to AIDS.

They examined people who progressed the slowest. It was discovered that out of 300 patients, one was able to control HIV without any drugs. They said, “If we understand what that one in 300 is doing [differently], we could be developing vaccines and therapies”.