3% of Kenya Defence Forces soldiers believe they have heavenly immunity against HIV during sexual intercourse.
This data has been revealed as a result of a unique study conducted at the Forces Memorial Hospital (Nairobi).
According to the East African Medical Journal, the other soldiers who participated in the study claim that they have natural immunity against this disastrous disease.
Tuko News gives more details on this issue. In particular, 384 Kenyan soldiers, who are currently in a relationship with HIV-positive partners, participated in the research. It means that the HIV-negative partner is sturdily advised to use protection because he is continually at risk of getting a virus.
As a result of the study, it is known that over 87% of soldiers use condoms with their regular partners. Almost 13% of men told that they hated condoms for they were not comfortable at all. 3% of them claimed about godly protection. About 1.5% said they had natural immunity against HIV.
This study is teamwork between scientists from several institutions. These are Denis Magu (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), J. Mutai (Kenya Medical Research Institute), and F.M. Kyallo (Egerton University). Moreover, the principal lecturer at the Defence Forces Medical Training School, Joshua Orina, said that it was a very remarkable study.
In the 1980s, the scientists first found out that some people might have natural immunity against the virus. It happened when some females from Majengo Slums in Nairobi were proved to oppose HIV. It immediately led to the expansion of what researches call one of the most promising HIV vaccines in the world. However, in 2004, such studies were abandoned, because they failed to offer any adequate protection.
Nevertheless, the search for people with natural immunity against the virus still continues.