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Genetic Material Of Hiv

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HIV Mutation

At what point in the HIV life cycle does the mutation occur? Does the mutation occur before the HIV reaches the nucleous or after?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The genetic material of HIV is in the form of RNA. Our genes are made from DNA. In order for the virus to be able to complete it's life cycle, it must Read more »

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers

Hi Dr. McGowan. Just wondering if you have heard of hyperbaric oxygen therapy? A friend of mine... Read more »

reverse transriptase enzyme

Besides retrovirus's does any other body process's require this enzyme i.e is the enzyme required... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Plan to Target Immune Cells Responsible for Eluding Antiretroviral Treatment

...examined tissue from HIV-positive people and discovered that as much as half of the macrophages present were hybrids, made from genetic material from several HIV viruses that when combined formed new HIV strains. Marco Salemi -- assistant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck's HIV Drug Isentress Fails Once-a-Day Study

...once-daily dosing. Isentress is the only HIV drug that works by blocking integrase, an enzyme that allows HIV to insert its genetic material into human DNA. Taken twice a day, Isentress is used among both previously treated and treatment-naive... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

...called an integrase inhibitor. Integrase inhibitors work by blocking integrase, a protein that HIV needs to insert its viral genetic material into the genetic material of an infected cell. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Raltegravir was approved by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Test First Vaccine Against Fast-Growing HIV Strain

...Some 96 HIV-negative volunteers will be injected with the vaccine containing VEE, tucked inside of which is a small section of genetic material from HIV. It does not include the genetic elements needed to reconstitute live HIV -- just enough, it... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...the Elisa (elecsys) for HIV 1 and 2 able to detect antibodies to all subtypes for HIV 1 and 2? Is the QL DNA PCR able detect genetic material for all subtypes for HIV 1. Since i cant not get a QL DNA PCR for HIV 2 I am worried. Mid July 2010... Read more »