In 2013, a unique genetic mutation in the world that caused a family an extremely rare type of Muscular Dystrophy known as LGMD1F, made them immune to HIV infection. Immediately they called the attention of the scientific community, which aroused their interest to work in the cure of their disease and at the same time to look for a new door, a natural cure for those with AIDS, almost 40 million people today according to The United Nations information.
This family, which has been suffering from this disease for more than 8 generations and with sufferers distributed throughout the Valencian Community, Murcia, Catalonia, Andalusia and a small region of Italy, joined forces and founded the Conquistando Escalones Association, which in May turned 2 years old. In this time it has managed to unite 6 groups of multidisciplinary researchers working for a cure for which thanks to events and donations have managed to raise and pay € 120,000 and for the remainder of 2017 and until the end of 2018, needs to raise approximately € 200,000 more so they do not stop.
This is our incredible but certain history and the current situation of the investigations that will save our life and that of millions (video available only in Spanish):
The Conquistando Escalones Association wishes y28ou a happy April 29, International Day of Immunology *.
How to help us: https://www.conquistandoescalones.org/web/en/how-to-help-us/
*Immunity is a term used to refer to the resistance of our body to certain diseases and how our immune system has evolved against external threats such as microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and internal, such as malignancy ff normal cells (tumors). Immunology Day is celebrated on April 29, an initiative promoted in 2005 by the European Federation of Societies of Immunology and hosted internationally since 2007. It is a global effort to disseminate the benefits of immunology research, increase The knowledge about this science and to emphasize the importance of immunity in the fight against diseases, the prevention of deaths and disabilities and the promotion of health.