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Rare Double Infection: Lupus Patient Makes Antibodies to Fight HIV

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    http://news.yahoo.com/rare-double-infection-lupus-patient-makes-antibodies-fight-123308926.html


    "The researchers found that in response to her HIV, the woman's immune system produced what are called "broadly neutralizing antibodies," which are effective in controlling HIV.

    Very few people infected with HIV create these antibodies, because the immune system typically keeps their production in check. However, it has been suggested that impaired immune systems, such as those of people with lupus, would allow for the production of these antibodies, the researchers said. [11 Surprising Facts about the Immune System]"
     

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