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Are Gorillas Immune To The Aids Virus?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Simian Viral Strain Most Similar to HIV Found in Wild Gorilla Populations, Study Says

Scientists have discovered a virus in gorillas that is more similar to HIV than any other related HIV strain previously found in apes, according to a study published on Thursday in Nature , the Washington Post reports ( Washington Post , 11/9).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: New Immune Treatment May Control AIDS Virus

Building upon successful outcomes with monkeys, scientists are already planning human trials of a new approach to fighting HIV infection. In findings reported Friday online, researchers described the potential treatment known as OPAL, for... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Freeze Virus Fragment in Shape Recognized by Immune System

One approach to an HIV vaccine is to teach the immune system to recognize certain protein structures on the viral surface and produce antibodies that bind to those structures and neutralize HIV. A strategy for designing such a vaccine involves... Read more »
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Virus Concentration and HIV ImmunityThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hi. I have two questions. You frequently mention that there is a very low concentration of HIV in saliva and therefore the possibility of transmission is very remote. Is not a single HIV particle entering the bloodstream able to reproduce into...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Theoretically, if a single HIV virus particle enters the bloodstream, itcould reproduce quickly and a person could be infected. Theoretically, justabout anything is possible. However, we have to look at... Read more »

Immunizations, Viruses, & Inconclusive Test Results

I just went to get an HIV test and during the pretest counseling I was asked if I'd recently had any immunizations or viral infections. I did get a bad cold or the flu about 1 wk ago, and about 1 month ago had the second shot for Hepatitis B...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Several years ago, it was found that the flu shots were causing falsepositive ELISA tests, but negative Confirmatory tests like the Western Blotand the IFA. If an ELISA test is positive, but the confirmatory tests... Read more »

Eliminating the virus from the body (immunity)

Is it true that there are reports of people that have sero-converted, even developed infection symptoms, and still have eliminated the virus from the body?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When a person gets an infection, and then their body successfully eliminates the infection (without medical intervention), the term for this is called "immunity". So far, nobody is known to have a proven... Read more »

Can Immune Boosting medicines completely help stop progression to AIDS?

Dear Doctor,Many thanks for helping countless people through this very informative forum.I am from India and recently came across a companys advertisement which is releasing an Anti-AIDS tablet named "HERBTAB".The company is claiming that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I am very skeptical of these claims; this is not to say that there might not be agents outside of conventional Western medicine that could have antiviral activity; but the proof of efficacy seems lacking to me. -BY... Read more »
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Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 2 Replies
Hi,

I do not have hiv or aids but a good friend of mine passed away a few years ago from it. I

live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new

product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also... Read more »

Sbjct: 2nd POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things

Posted by DUDE
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »