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Definition of HLA-B57

HLA-B57: An HLA type that is strongly associated with unusually slow progression of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the primary infection to AIDS. In other words, HLA-B57 provides some protection against HIV progression.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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