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Genetic Structure Of Hiv

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Researchers Decode Structure of an Entire HIV Genome

The structure of an entire HIV genome has been decoded for the first time by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The results have widespread implications for understanding the strategies that viruses, like the one that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Uncover 3-D Structure of HIV, Study Says

Scientists have uncovered the 3-D structure of HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 10 edition of the journal Structure , BBC News reports. Because strains of HIV vary in size and shape, scientists have found it difficult to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Genetic Facial Lipo-atrophy

Hello Dr Pierone,Appreciate your taking on this new forum!One thing that I wanted to point out to your readers is that there is such a thing as "age-related" facial lipo-atrophy (facial wasting) that has a genetic link and can be a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Not only is there an age-related facial wasting, there is simply genetic variation with some families in whom their members are destined to go through life with a thin face. As an example I take care of a couple in... Read more »

Why has personal behavior structure not been discussed as to HIV infection?

Although I have 2 major medical conditions I activley participate in behavior to maximize the quality of my life and that it has involved behavioral change.What good does it do to continue the same behavioral structure which causes HIV infection...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I agree that responsible sexual behavior is extremely important. Your point is well taken.... Read more »

How can I bring back my good structure?

I am a 38 year old and I have been on HIV drugs (Nevirapine, Stavudine & Lamuvidine)for 12months now but, two months ago I developed some side effects (abnormal growth of breasts, chest and face but slimmed extremely on the buttocks). My once...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching to abacavir from stavudine should stabilize the fat loss and you may very slowly start to see an increase in fat (that varies alot from person to person). Fat recovery is generally very slow (Can be picked up by fancy X-ray tests early)... Read more »

Thinking of taking a structured treatment interruption (STI) and looking for advice

I tested HIV+ in the spring of 2009, approximately 6 months after seroconverting. At the time, I was afraid and felt isolated living in a rural state, so I decided to go on meds early rather than wait. With a viral load of 8,000 and a CD4 count...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First off, I don't agree with the assessment that you started medications too early. Current 2012 US <a href="http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/lvguidelines/AA_Recommendations.pdf"... 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 way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... 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 way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

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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Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »