You Can Never Contract HIV/AIDS If You Have This Blood Type

HIV is a virus that damages the immune system. The immune system helps the body fight off infections. Untreated HIV infects and kills CD4 cells, which are a type of immune cell called T cells. Some people are genetically at greater risk of HIV infection than others. The first genetic mutation associated with HIV susceptibility was identified in the mid-1990s. Known as the CCR5-Delta32mutation, it seems to confer strong resistance to infection by HIV.

This gene mutation is found most commonly in certain European populations. That is possible because it was also associated with resistance to other diseases such as smallpox or the Bubonic Plague.

In early 2009, a paper was published announcing that another genetic mutation may also confer some level of resistance to HIV. TAP HERE TO CONTINUE READING

This mutation affects the level of expression of a protein known as Pk. Pk is found on the surface of several types of blood cells. In particular, it’s found on a wide range of cells that are susceptible to HIV infection.

This small study found that cells with high levels of Pk were significantly harder to infect with HIV than cells with no Pk. The same scientists have also published a study showing that individuals with a condition (Fabry’s disease) that increases their levels of Pk seem to be resistant to one type of HIV.

Interestingly, this genetic resistance has played an important role in functional cure research. The case of the Berlin patient involved a man who was given bone marrow cells from someone with the CCR5 mutation.

Combined with antiretroviral treatment, this therapy seems to have eradicated the virus from his system. Virus even seemed to have been eradicated from his viral reservoir.

Note: The study has been heavily publicized as saying that your blood type can protect you against HIV. Pk is a way of typing blood. However, it is not commonly used andnot part of either the A/B/O or Rh typing systems.

Furthermore, the study in question only looked at in vitro susceptibility and their earlier study in people only found resistance to one type of HIV. Therefore it is important not to overstate the results of the study.

It seems likely that people with mutations that increase the amount of Pk will be more resistant to HIV than people with lower levels of Pk. This information may potentially lead to new types of HIV therapeutics. However, to say that blood type can protect against HIV infection is grossly premature.

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24 Comments

  1. David Mathiang Mabor
    David Mathiang Mabor

    In your explanation, you didn’t talk or mention any type of blood that is resistant to HIV/AIDS infection.

  2. The write-up is interesting

  3. Thanks much for the information, its so interesting and educative. Please keep researching and sharing with us.

  4. Thanks but you did not state the type of blood group.

  5. Twesigomwe Anthony
    Twesigomwe Anthony

    Which blood group is resistant to the virus? mention it please

  6. Nawa ooooh! No blood group was mentioned in this article…

  7. Which blood group person cannot be infected with HIV

  8. Chrisantus Simiyu Situma
    Chrisantus Simiyu Situma

    Thank you so much for the information, though I was very much eager to have you mention the type of blood group that actually have the higher Pk.

  9. The communication is not clear. Can you tell us the blood group?

  10. Which blood group is resistant against HIV/aids..

  11. Thanks for the research
    Continue exploring more

  12. What is that particular group of blood that is not affected by virus

  13. State for us the blood group

  14. Nice one, but please what is actually the blood type that is immune to HIV?

  15. What’s blood pk? And do all individuals have blood pk at some level?

  16. Was very good educative and interesting, but pls tell us more about that blood group that is so superior to HIV pls.thanks

  17. Your write up is quite educative, but a tiny bit information was omitted, and that is the part where you tell us the blood type that can resist HIV.

  18. Thanks for very much for the information, but it is very hard because people stigmatize those who are living with are living with the disease

  19. Is like what he is saying is not specifying a blood group, but instead its chemical contents

  20. Which blood type is resistant to HIV or you are not also very sure.

  21. You did not mention the blood group

  22. Not so sure of himself. I wonder why people post raw info on soso..kia
    Not so sure of himself. I wonder why people post raw info on soso..kia

    Check your post again

  23. I think no blood group resistant to HIV

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