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Are Chimpanzees Immune To The Aids Virus?

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently defines AIDS in an adult or adolescent age 13 years or older as the presence of one of 26 conditions indicative of severe...
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please help settle a bet Dr. Bob (ORIGIN OF AIDS,2009) (CONSPIRACY THEORIES, 2009)

Hello Dr. Bob,Hope you are doing well and I am a huge fan of the forum. my buddy and I are involved in an ongoing bet on whether the government is using HIV to perpetuate a biological warfare program. Dr., I already know that scientists use labs to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Unfortunately, it's likely we may never know all the exact details about when, where and how HIV initially came into being. Our best evidence to date suggests HIV mutated from SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus).... Read more »

aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS)

did aids come from having sex with monkeys?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unfortunately, it's likely we may never know all the exact details about when, where and how HIV initially came into being. Our best evidence to date suggests HIV mutated from SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus). SIV has been Read more »

Question of all questions Aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS 2008)

I have a clinic where we work with people to help them stay healthy, addressing dietary issues, rehabilitation, etc... Our team consists of 10 alternative healthcare practitioners and have helped some hiv clients in the past. Often, I wonder if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Unfortunately, it's likely we may never know all the exact details about when, where and how HIV initially came into being. Our best evidence to date suggests HIV mutated from SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus).... Read more »

Cure (HIV VACCINES)

Dear Dr. Bob:Thanks for your sterling job you offer to the community. My question is: the HIV virus is the most studied virus and its behavior as well as functionality is well-known. Why then no vaccine has yet been developed though billions of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in North America and most of the participants were gay men. The second trial took place in Thailand among people at risk for HIV infection because of intravenous drug use. When the results finally became available in 2003, it turned out that the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Wild Chimpanzees Get AIDS-Like Illness

...overturning a decade-old consensus that chimps were immune to it. The discovery suggests that scientists will not find the solution to HIV immunity in the chimp genome. However, it sets the stage for comparative research, allowing scientists to... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

A Chimpanzee Tale

... Since the 1980s it has been documented that chimpanzees infected with HIV in research studies typically control viral replication and remain asymptomatic. In only a few reported cases have infected chimpanzees Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Science Magazine Examines Feasibility of HIV Vaccine

...defense. Researchers also are examining genetic variability among people who seem to be most susceptible and most resistant to HIV infection and other diseases. "Wherever the answer lies, the insights could help in the development of vaccines... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...been precisely identified. Unlike other viral diseases for which successful vaccines have been made, complete recovery from HIV infection has not been documented. Therefore, HIV vaccine researchers have no human model of protection to guide... Read more »
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"HIV" wiped out monkeys 2 million years ago..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...an AIDS-like epidemic wiped out huge numbers of chimpanzees 2 million years ago, leaving modern chimps with resistance to the AIDS virus and its variants. If true, the hypothesis would explain why chimps, which share more than 98 percent of... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead Read more »