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A few people with
HIV are described as nonprogressors. These people have HIV that does not progress
to more severe symptoms or disease, but they can still spread HIV. Most nonprogressors:
A small number of people never become infected with HIV despite years
of exposure to the virus. For example, they may have repeated, unprotected sex
with an infected person. These people are said to be HIV-resistant. These people are never infected, so they can't spread HIV.
Studies are under way to determine why some people either don't
become infected with HIV or, if they do, why they don't develop symptoms or
lose CD4+ cells. Research has shown that:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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