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Research Article

The HLA Profile of Ethiopian Discordant and Concordant Couples: In Comparison with AIDS Patients

Meseret Y1*, Mengistu Y2, Howe RC3, Messele T4 and Wolday D5

1Kotebe University College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2Mauricio’s, Botswana

3Armour Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

4African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5Medical Biotech Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Yohannis Meseret
Kotebe University College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Email: [email protected]

Received Date: April 25, 2017; Accepted Date: May 10, 2017; Published Date: May 15, 2017

Citation: Meseret Y, Mengistu Y, Howe RC, Messele T, Wolday D (2017) The HLA Profile of Ethiopian Discordant and Concordant Couples: In Comparison with AIDS Patients. J Mol Immunol 2:110.

Copyright: © 2017 Meseret Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


In order to analyze the effect of host HLA types on resistance or susceptibility to HIV infection and to study the HLA profile Of Ethiopian HIV/AIDS subjects DNA based HLA typing was carried out on 239 discordant, concordant couples and full blown HIV AIDS subjects. Our study showed that there was a clear difference between discordant positives and discordant negative couples, and discordant positives and concordant couples in their genetic profiles. Ethiopian AIDS patients were different from Ethiopian concordant couples in their very significant to significant association with HLA-A*29, *18, and *41; HLA-B*0705, *1517, *4101, *5001, *7301 and *18; HLA-C*0501, *0701, and *0740. AIDS patients were also very significantly different from discordant positives in their associations with HLA-A*68, HLA-B*39 and HLA- DR*11. AIDS patient were also different from discordant negatives in their very highly significant to highly significant association with HLA-*0801, *1817, *352001 and *4901; HLA-C*7 and HLADR* 40301. Discordant positive subjects were found to be more heterozygous at all loci (HLA-A, B, C and HLA-DR) when compared with concordant couples and HIV/AIDS subjects.