Immunogenetics: Open Access

Immunogenetics: Open Access
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V.J. Andrades-Grassi

Sección Biotecnología, Instituto de Investigaciones, Universidad de los Andes, ULA, Mérida, Venezuela

  • Research Article   
    Origin of HIV/AIDS and Vaccine Failure: Simulation of the Role of the Adjuvant Activation Hypothesis
    Author(s): H.C. Grassi*, E.D.J. Andrades and V.J. Andrades-Grassi

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the etiological agent for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is possible that vaccine failure could be related to the events involved at the origin of HIV/AIDS. In this work the role of the adjuvant activation hypothesis on the origin and on the failure of vaccines, as well as other effects is evaluated by means of a simulation using a mathematical analysis, differential equations and an Excel spreadsheet. The results show that the adjuvant activation alters the viral load and the cellular and humoral Immune Response. Under certain conditions it was possible to show how the adjuvant activation could have promoted the origin of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and also, as a consequence of the SIV adaptation to human beings at the origin, the failure of present day vaccine trials. Other effects such as Immunotolerance and Antibody Dependent Enhance.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/igoa.21.6.143

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