saying! But in Agnes, fairly constant exposure to HIV kept her killer T cell count high. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. Rowland-Jones SL, McMichael. Royce RA, Sena A, Cates., Cohen. Nakayama EE, Meyer L, Iwamoto A,. These findings were so counterintuitive that Plummer and his team struggled to find anyone who would publish them. Cochran SD, Keidan J, Kalechstein. Beliefs about HIV non-infection and risky sexual behavior among MSM. And no doubt there are other groups of people who, like these women, are able to kill off the virus - but it is much easier to see, and monitor, in this community of women who are repeatedly. 'The ones I started with are no longer here - they have died she said simply. 'Most of the people have been very interested in me she said matter-of-factly. There was a certain sense of breath-holding among the Nairobi researchers when Plummer and his team first proved the women's bodies were able to kill off HIV, but that breath has long since been let out. The ethics of science today require that the women get counselling and condoms, but ethics approval boards make no demands about maths classes or instruction in how to set up an alleyway beauty salon. Sharing is caring, except when it comes to HLA-class-I alleles in HIV-1 transmission. In a 2003 report in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, the scientists explained that smallpox was around far longer than the plague and killed far more people. On the other side of the world from Nairobi, in the Canadian prairie city of Winnipeg, there was an outbreak of chancroid in the late Seventies, and infectious-disease experts at the University of Manitoba began to investigate. Stephen Wolinsky, an aids researcher at Northwestern University, called the findings provocative and said he had confidence in them because they came from a scientific team known for meticulous work. The attention left Agnes baffled. Sexual transmission of HIV. But Agnes's survival has served to highlight a disquieting aspect of this research. Goh WC, Markee J, Akridge RE,.