Professor Li Taisheng, AIDS Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Peking Union Medical College Hospital found the gene LA-Bw6/Bw6, the real cause of Chinese HIV/AIDS patients' deterioration, Beijing Times reported.
Occurrence rate of HIV/AIDS carriers with the gene is much faster than those without the gene, according to the hospital.
The disease deterioration varies a lot among HIV carriers, the destructive power of the virus is irresistible for 95% of HIV/AIDS infectors. Infections, tumors and devitalization of the whole body will occur eight to ten years later after being infected with HIV/AIDS virus. On the contrary, less than 5% of HIV infectors can live like normal people in ten years after infection.
Professor Li's research will help give more concrete treatment for HIV/AIDS patients.
(Peoples' Daily February 16, 2006)