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How can your genes put you at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

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Some people have fewer copies of a gene that helps to fight HIV. We might someday have a test that can tell you if you're more likely to get HIV and develop AIDS, but there isn't one yet.

From: What Puts You at Risk for HIV? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "HIV and AIDS: How to Reduce Your Risk."

UCSF School of Medicine HIV/AIDS: "Am I at Risk?"

CDC: "HIV and AIDS: Are You at Risk?"

The Foundation for AIDS Research: "Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS."

JAMA: "HIV Infection: The Basics."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview," "Scientists Discover Key Genetic Factor in Determining HIV/AIDS Risk."

FDA.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "HIV and AIDS: How to Reduce Your Risk."

UCSF School of Medicine HIV/AIDS: "Am I at Risk?"

CDC: "HIV and AIDS: Are You at Risk?"

The Foundation for AIDS Research: "Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS."

JAMA: "HIV Infection: The Basics."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview," "Scientists Discover Key Genetic Factor in Determining HIV/AIDS Risk."

FDA.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on October 26, 2018

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