Some Lithuanians are immune to AIDS

  • 1998-08-27
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - There are 115 known HIV carriers in Lithuania. Neighboring Kaliningrad, where the population is several times smaller has several thousand more. It is even suspected that real figures of the infected in Kaliningrad are several times higher. Perhaps this difference between neighboring populations can be explained not only by a difference in social conditions, but also by genes, say Lithuanian genetics scientists.Professor Vaidutis Kucinskas, head of the Genetics Center of Vilnius University, said that every eighth ethnic Lithuanian, 12 percent of ethnic Lithuanians, have gene mutat...
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