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Can you be immune to HIV?

No. However, there is a genetic mutation that occurs in one of the receptors for HIV in some people (particularly with a Scandinavian background) that can protect them from the progression of HIV into AIDS. They can become infected with HIV (and, importantly, they are still able to transmit the disease to others), but the infection doesn’t kill CD4 cells the way it does in people without this mutation.

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