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Did Infected Siv Chimps Cause Hiv

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Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis (Includes Yeast Infections and Thrush) Cryptococcal Meningitis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? A fungus is a kind of germ. Many fungi (plural form of fungus) exist normally inand on our bodies, and in the surrounding environment, for example in soil,dust, food, water, and plants. Most fungi are...
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Dear Dr.Kull;A week ago, while playing with the monkeys, I got the saliva of one of the monkeys into my left eye. I read some articles on the net which state that the most of the SIV strains found in monkeys are almost identical to HIV-2 and might...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not aware of any documentation of SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) causing illness in humans. Research has shown that strains of SIV and HIV are similar, and that there is good reason to believe that HIV evolved from SIV. However, saying... Read more »

Meetin (real) chimps (SAFE PET GUIDELINES) (PAWS)

This may seem like a weird question but here goes.Me: 34-year-old gay man, HIV positive for 21 months. Four lab results: CD4s 700 to 900, percentages 38% to 40%, VL just above 50 (53 copies, 70 copies etc). Not on any ARVs. So far so good. (BTW, not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At this point your immune system is holding up well. Consequently your risks would not be the same as an HIVer who has more significant immune deficiency. That said, I must also warn you that non-human primates (monkeys) carry the greatest... Read more »

HIV vs. FIV vs. SIV...

Dear Dr. Wohl:I know this question isn't in your "category", but, it isn't in any category active or inactive and I have come to respect and trust your feedback on this site. So, I ask you the question (and bear with me as you...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This definitely goes into the Miscelaneous category (no pun intented: CATegory!). I don't think it is likely to work this way. The whole monkey-human origin is based on the incredible similarity of Siamian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) and... Read more »


Doc,Please site the research which "fairly well proved" that HIV was adapted from SIV. And please tell your naive audience that SIV has never killed the monkey's it has infected.- A Republican comfortable with anal sex....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Comfortable Republican,References on HIV viral evolution (as opposed to a government plot to do in gays and drug addicts, or a medical experiment gone terribly wrong, or any of a number of other urban legends/ conspiracy theories) abound in... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Blame the chimps! - Scientists say that they have solved the mystery about the origin of HIV
published: Wednesday | May 31, 2006


CONSPIRACY THEORIES abound - a polio vaccine mishap, biological warfare by the Russians, a plot to wipe... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »