posted on Apr, 26 2004 @ 03:19 PM
I remember reading (of course, I can't recall where...) that approximately one out of five people, of European descent, have a naturally-occuring
amino acid in their body. This results in a "natural" immunity from AIDs, though I believe they still can be carriers.
Another thing, is that HIV/AIDs is based upon certain biological necessities: In order to be diagnosed, you must have a white blood cell of (xxx).
Thus, this eliminates many people who exhibit other circumstances of HIV/AIDs, but are otherwise symptomatic of the virus.
What makes HIV/AIDs so difficult to treat/cure is that it is constantly mutating. Thus, such a variety of strains makes it incredibly difficult to
adequately "cure" a person of it -- it must be dealt with case by case.
Again, if I recall correctly -- the aforementioned immunity is primarily attributed to the same sort-of thing as smallpox immunity. Additionally,
there is some speculation that HIV/AIDs emerged sometime in the past five-hundred years? Does anyone else know (or has anyone else heard) about this?
(As opposed to in the twenty years or so)