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Describe The Structure Of The AIDS Virus

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Studies Describe How HIV Destroys Cells, Leads to AIDS

"U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case Stories Describe Technical Support for Global Fund Grant Recipients

On its website , the International HIV/AIDS Alliance describes a new publication, titled "Of Spices and Silk: Sharing Stories of Technical Support to Global Fund Grants in Asia," which presents 11 case stories showing how the Alliance's regional... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of HIV Infection on Households in Uganda Described

In the present study, F. Nalugoda and colleagues assessed the burden of HIV on households and their leaders in Uganda. The researchers, working with the Uganda Virus Research Institute and The Johns Hopkins University, examined "HIV prevalence,... Read more »
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Viral structure

What is the structure of the HIV virus and how does it work within the body?...
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
The question is too complex to completely answer on this forum. A brief answer to your question is that it is a RNA retrovirus which contains the enzymes necessary to reproduce in human cells and has a glycoprotein outer covering. The virus enters... Read more »

unprotected sex during menstruation period (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2011) (USE TERM "CLEAN" TO DESCRIBE HIV NEGATIVE, 2011)

I and my wife are clean from HIV and STDs.but one day i had unprotected sex with my wife.my question is,can i possibly infected with HIV?can HIV be created during this activity? because my semen and her menstrual blood mixed together during our sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You are wondering if HIV can be "created" when two HIV-negative folks have unprotected sex??? WOWZA. Were you perchance home-schooled? Excuse me for asking but exactly where have you been for the past 30 years of the AIDS pandemic?... Read more »

How can I bring back my good structure?

I am a 38 year old and I have been on HIV drugs (Nevirapine, Stavudine & Lamuvidine)for 12months now but, two months ago I developed some side effects (abnormal growth of breasts, chest and face but slimmed extremely on the buttocks). My once...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching to abacavir from stavudine should stabilize the fat loss and you may very slowly start to see an increase in fat (that varies alot from person to person). Fat recovery is generally very slow (Can be picked up by fancy X-ray tests early)... Read more »

structure treatment breaks

Hi,Im researching information on Structured Treatment Breaks for a number of people on the North Coast of NSW Australia.Ive found a couple of useful articles on the web, hot links as...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The research you are referring to is being done at the NIH by Dybul and collagues. The last report on outcomes was at IAS last July but there may be additional reports coming soon. The reports thus far involve a very small number of patients (only... Read more »
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10 months of no answer symptoms described

Posted by Difficult, 4 Replies
So here goes, My horror filled story over 10 months ago, I engaged in penile vaginal sex I am a man, with an HIV positive sex worker (I found her 1 week later and asked her). during sex I was flaccid and there was cut on my penis, further the... Read more »

Living With the AIDS Virus

Posted by Anonymous
Here's a topical book by SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, edited by:SAMIRAN PANDA,ANINDYA CHATTERJI,ABU S ABDUL-QUADER
It traces the evolution of the HIV epidemic in India and documents how the largest democracy in the world has responded to it. It... Read more »

Please describe symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
After reading through all these questions and storys of people worrying over symtptoms they have, I was wondering if anyone with HIV could share any symptoms they had before they got tested? I can research the internet for hours and all I can find... Read more »