Duffy–The Antigen Receptor, Not the Infectious Pop Singer

Here’s a write-up of a fascinating study about an antigen receptor present in a high percentage of people living in Africa that 1) protects the body from Malaria, but 2) could increase susceptibility to HIV infection, but could also 3) protect the immune system once the individual is HIV positive. 

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