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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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I am a 51 year old female that was diagnosed 3 years ago...HIV positive. And apparently have had this for 13 years before diagnosis because of the type of strain of the virus. At the time of discovery I was so ill that I thought I was dying. I was...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Your case underscores the importance of repeated HIV testing in a clinical setting that suggests HIV disease, but the initial HIV tests are negative. You ask a simple question, but the answer is not so simple. You are taking a highly effective... Read more »

44d mutation & question about Epivir

Please refer to question and answer: follow up ?(VL - change meds? (Jun 26, 2003) Posted: Jun 30, 2003Dear Gerald? My last VL test was 286 (BUT I had a flu virus within 2 weeks of taking the test- 2 prior were <500 - i didn't do ultra...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, I remember your original post which led me on a quest for information on the elusive 44d mutation. If your repeat viral load is less than 75 copies (the commercial tests go as low as 75 now, not 50 copies) then you can stay on the same... Read more »


i just read that hiv is a genetically engineered supervirus by the US Government and that some TOP SCIENTISTS predict that within 5 to 20 years the virus will be an "airborne" virus. i'm not sure what that means, but my best guess is...
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
I haven't heard anything about this X-file. Currently, HIV would not infect people by aerosol.MH... Read more »

Mutation Test for Anti-HIV Drugs

I recently read (in The Washington Blade) a brief piece about a mutation test that "a few" doctors are using to determine what mutations that HIV already has in patients. I asymptomatic HIV+ man who does a great deal of reading (including...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
You are referring to genotype analysis, which tells you which mutations are present (either in the reverse transcriptase enzyme or the protease enzyme-- they are usually two separate tests). The idea is that by knowing which mutations are present,... Read more »
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mutated hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently Is that true the fact that exist mutated hiv(can't detect Antibody test)?
If the fact's true.. How should we do?

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HIV mutation lights way to a cure for AIDS

Posted by ashler1977, 1 Reply
Excellent news!

SYDNEY (January 16, 2013) An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.

David Harrich from... Read more »


Posted by drnsee, 3 Replies
I'm aware that the HIV virus itself may mutate over time. However, my partner who has had HIV twice as long as I have heard that it actually mutates your own [human] DNA. That it integrates into your system so much that this happens over time.

I'm... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is it possible to have an undetectable or mutated hiv strain? Possible exposure 8 years ago, -ve elisa and DNA PCR taken in the past 4 months. Tons of symptoms within the last year or so.... candida interigo rash, HPV oral warts, proximal toe nail... Read more »