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Host genomic influences on HIV/AIDS

Stephen J O'Brien1* and Sher L Hendrickson2

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1 Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, 41A Sredniy Avenue, St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, 199034, Russia

2 Department of Biology, Shepherd University, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443-5000, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:201  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-201

Published: 31 January 2013


The AIDS era has seen multiple advances in the power of genetics research; scores of host genetic protective factors have been nominated and several have translated to the bedside. We discuss how genomics may inform HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and eradication.