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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Evidence For Evolution Of Hiv

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HIV Replication

Hi Dr. Sherer:Does HIV still replicate or mutates even though a person is undetectable?Thank you.
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Yes. Even in the presence of a viral load below 50 copies/ml, there is evidence of ongoing replication in sequestered sites of HIV infection such as the central nervous system and the gonads. Different viral Read more »

Cause of resistance

Dr. Sherer-We always hear that the main cause of resistance is missing doses. My question is does... Read more »

Drug resistance development possibilities?

Hi!We are two HIV+ guys living together and we are having sex without condoms. My boyfriend is on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Find Evidence About Evolution of HIV in Lemurs

...discovered a virus related to HIV in the genetic makeup of the Madagascar grey mouse lemur, a finding that could provide new evidence about the origins of HIV, according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV and Millennium Development Goals: Can We Do One Without the Other?

...conference Programme-at-a-Glance . While other factors contribute to undermining the Millennium Development Goals progress, evidence shows that HIV is a significant factor across most MDGs, particularly the health-related MDGs 4, 5 and 6.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Governments Should Increase Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Improve Access to HIV Services Among MSM, UNAIDS Executive Director Sidibe Says

...who have sex with men and transgender people." Efforts to reverse the spread of the virus among vulnerable populations must be evidence-based, grounded in human rights and support efforts to decriminalize same-sex sexual contact, he added, noting... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV antibodies as early as 1978, but not before then. Subsequently, in every region, country and city where AIDS has appeared, evidence of HIV infection has preceded AIDS by just a few years ( CDC . MMWR 1981;30:250; CDC . MMWR 1981;30:305; ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...Is this a good thing? Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain Read more »

Now the experts aren't sure??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...these good outcomes, i.e. high CD4 cells and a viral load below detection, for many more years. On the other hand, there is evidence that there is ongoing viral evolution and new mutations, even in people like you with good long term control.... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »