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Genetic Structure Of Hiv

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...studies have shown an almost perfect correlation between the occurrence of AIDS in a blood recipient and donor, and evidence of homologous HIV strains in both the recipient and the donor ( NIAID , 1995). HIV is similar in genetic structure and morphology to other lentiviruses that often cause immunodeficiency in their animal hosts in addition to slow, progressive wasting disorders, neurodegeneration and death. Like HIV in humans, animal...
Ask the Experts

Genotype and phenotype basics

Hi Doc,Please could you explain (in simple terms) what a genotype test is and what a phenotype test is? I understand that they test for different things. Regards,Rog from UK
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...A genotype is literally based on your HIV virus' genetic structure. It is a description of the 'sequence' of amino acids in the RNA strand of the virus, and so researchers will speak of having Read more »

law of virology

Hi, according to the law of virology, are there HIV pictures..?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I'm not sure to which body of law's you're referring to, but there is a lengthy history of structural analyses of HIV, using a variety of techniques, including electron microscopy.Here's from one publication from 1988 from the US National... Read more »

Viral Resistance

What exactly is Viral Resistance?
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...prevent HIV replication. In this case, the virus may start to replicate again and over time, may develop substitutions in its genetic structure (this is a natural and predictable feature of all HIV replication) which by chance make it better... Read more »

hiv &hep

Is HEP B AND C, considered a stronger virus then HIV. I've read that HEP B & C survives for hours outside the body and HIV for less then a few minutes is that a fact. Is it easier to contract HEP then HIV. thanks
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...HIV, Hep.B and Hep.C are different.HIV and Hep.B virus are transmitted through blood and sexual contact. HCV is transmitted through Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Video Newsbreak: Aug. 11, 2009

...Click on (or copy) this link. Read the Stories Featured in Our HIV/AIDS Video Newsbreak Researchers Create Map of HIV's Genetic Structure HIV Comes From Gorillas, Too AIDS Can Kill Chimpanzees, Researchers Find IAS 2009: Which... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, August 12, 2009

...and videos of the virus that offer some level of detail, scientists have never been able to take an intricate picture of the genetic structure of HIV. But we're getting closer: A newly published study unveils the first-ever complete diagram of... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Survey Reveals Nearly Twice as Many Physicians Than Patients Are Concerned About HIV Drug Resistance

...better understand the potential impact of HIV drug resistance on their overall health. Resistance, a change or mutation in the genetic structure of HIV, inhibits the ability of a drug, or a combination of drugs, to block reproduction of the... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Stigma of AIDS Is Helping to Spread Epidemic HIV attacks the body's immune system, what its weaknesses are and how to exploit them. They've even mapped out the virus's genetic structure. HIV treatments have also improved dramatically in recent years. With the introduction of powerful... Read more »
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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 »

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 Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »