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Are Gorillas Imune 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Discover New Strain of HIV Closely Related to Simian Virus

Scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV in a 62-year-old woman from Cameroon that "differs from the three known strains ... and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas" according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Viral load spike because of alchol,antibiotics, and imunization

Hi,I had labs results read to me and to my surprise my viral load went up from 150 to 300 and my CD4 count, went down from 305 to 260. I Only been in treatment 4 month and it seemed that therapy was working worried here. I have not missed a dose of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Take your medications as prescribed every day, and stay away from heavy alcohol intake. You will likely see a turn around on your next set of labs.... Read more »

aggressive virus vs. nice virus

Dear Mr. Bob! I met a cute HIV-positive guy who told me about his rather aggressive virus. During two years living with HIV he has nearly died twice. My virus is quite nice to me, am living with it for 19 years now. Now Im wondering how risky it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep, unfortunately this is indeed a possibility! How often this occurs, we do not know, but there are now several well documented cases of both "superinfection" (acquiring a second distinct and possibly more aggressive HIV strain)... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

Giving the virus a virus

Maybe I am 20 years late with this question, as it has probably already been tried, but here goes:Is is possible that we could isolate an enzyme, that would alter the DNA of the aids particles, to the extent that the alteration would either inhibit...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Researchers are working on substances that block the receptor sites for the virus on immune system cells, so you are right on track about that. I don't think the concept of "infecting" HIV with another virus is a viable approach.... Read more »
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OZONE PROVEN TO KILL AIDS VIRUS

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I PURCHASED A MEDICAL OZONE DEVICE.VERY HIGH QUALITY DEVICE.IF USED PROPERLY IT IS COMMONLY REPORTED TO KNOCK OUT AIDS.THE CONCEPT AND DEVICE IS DEFAMED BY FDA AND AMA BECAUSE OF SPECIAL INTERESTS AND IGNORANCE IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY.THE... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113... Read more »