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Monday, August 27, 2012

Researchers Find Mysterious New AIDS-Like Disease

English: HIV attachment process Legend: Attach...
English: HIV attachment process Legend: Attachment from the gp120 loop to the CD4+ receptor Attachment of a variable from the gp120 to a co-receptor (CCR5 or CXCR4) and fixation of the gp41 to the cellular membrane Invading of a HIV viron into the cell Српски / Srpski: Prišvršćivanje virusa HIV za T-limfocit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.
The patients’ immune systems become damaged, leaving them unable to fend off germs as healthy people do. What triggers this isn’t known, but the disease does not seem to be contagious.
This is another kind of acquired immune deficiency that is not inherited and occurs in adults, but doesn’t spread the way AIDS does through a virus, said Dr. Sarah Browne, a scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  More>>>>>>>>>>

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