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Does Hiv Pretend To Be A Harmless Virus

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Harmless Virus Associated With Longer Life for Some HIV-Positive Men

Scientists have shown that an apparently harmless virus is associated with longer life for HIV-positive men, but only when it infects them for many years. Men infected with both HIV and GB virus type C (GBV-C), previously known as hepatitis G, for... Read more »
MyFabulousDisease.com

My Pretend Life Without HIV

My mother-in-law is visiting us this week. She's still active at 84, engaged in life, and accepts me completely as her son's longtime partner and a member of the family. So it's a shame she doesn't know the first thing about me. That first thing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Rural Africans Who Hunt, Butcher Primates for Bushmeat May Be Infected With HIV-Like Virus

Many rural Africans who hunt apes and monkeys and butcher the meat may be infected with a virus that is similar to HIV, according to a study published in the March 20 issue of the Lancet , the Baltimore Sun reports. Researchers from Johns... Read more »
Ask the Experts

When the virus will mutate enough to render itself harmless to human body..

Do U think its possible in the next 10-20 yrs for the hiv- virus, at least some of its strains worldwide to keep on altering its DNA/RNA until it becames unable to infect any cells in human system? I mean considering how rapidly it makes...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't think so; this would be a survival of the weakest scenario. Those viruses that mutated to the extreme point you describe would fade into oblivion and we would be left with virulent HIV well-equipped to continue devastating mankind.... 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 »

Dead Viruses

If a dead HIV virus enters your bloodstream can it still harm you in any way?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Once the HIV virus is "dead", it istotally harmless. It cannot be reactivated, or made alive again. Ittherefore would be totally harmless. Remember, the HIV virus dies veryrapidly outside the human... Read more »

Can get new Virus?

Hye there,My name is Mat, i'm from Malaysia.i'm +ve Hiv, if i having sex with someone which is +ve too, can i get a new HIV virus from him/her?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mat,Yes, it's possible. See below. I recommend safer sex techniques (condoms) even if both partners are HIV positive, not only to prevent superinfection with another strain of HIV, but also to prevent other unrelated STDs.Dr. BobSex after 50... Read more »
Connect With Others

Are Lap Dances Harmless? Is Testing Needed?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. I am wondering whether lap dances, where a woman wearing a thong, t back, or g-string, rubs her self, including at times her genitals, against a clothed customer, whether or not that is risky for HIV or other STDs? I thought that if they were... Read more »

I'm not going to pretend...

Posted by wzntme1980, 1 Reply
About a month ago, I had unprotected anal sex with a man of unknown status. It was a moment of indiscretion. I tested negative for HIV a little more than a month after the possible exposure (we all know that negative results within the 3 month... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
My question is:
Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several mutations that are not bad for our organism or changes the... Read more »