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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 »

To the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I read the story about the lady in the post (anything is possibile) the thread is given. Could you please tell us how her situtation is different then most. What is her HIV not the same as most? Read more »

Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With the new genetics break through, does anyone think it will be possible to find a cure/vaccine for HIV/AIDS?

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skin conditions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have recently tested positive to hiv and also have a genetic disposition to keliod scaring... since reading alot of litreture on minor skin infections due to hiv... i am questioning if this scaring is due to the virus... has anyone else out there... Read more »
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Hiv Genetic?

I am HIV positive and have a question pertaining to the genetic possibility of passing this disease on to offspring. Would this be highly likley? I have been negative due to medicine for over 10 years. Would this still be possible?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, HIV is not transmitted genetically. It can be passed from an infected mother to her child during childbirth. However, this is not genetic, but direct transmission, and can be prevented with current treatments.... Read more »

HIV tests - genetic?

How do you test for HIV? Can it be determined GENETICALLY? Is the 'Line Immunoassay' method as successful as the Western Blot and ELISA methods, and how does it work?...
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
You can look for antibodies to HIV or you can look for HIV itself through PCR testing among others. Line assays or recombinant immunoblot assays are equivalent to western blot testing. The assays have pieces of HIV stuck to paper strips which bind... Read more »

Do I have genetic (classic) KS or HIV KS? Are they treated differently?

I am 68 and Jewish (Ashkenazi)In August 2001, I was diagnosed with KS that was on my ankle, the size of a pencil erasure. I was at that time tested for HIV with CD4 cells=415, Viral load=7,000; I was put on Viramune and Combivir; VL was...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
This is a very interesting questions-- if you have a form of cancer, how do you know if HIV caused it or if you would have gotten it anyway, and then does it make a difference.You by definition have AIDS-related KS. AIDS-related KS is defined as... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »
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Genetically Engineered, HIV-Resistant Cells: The Latest Breakthrough in HIV Gene Therapy

A new gene therapy could make a person's CD4+ cells resistant to HIV -- a method that, if successful, would eliminate the need for antiretroviral drugs for those living with HIV, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Use HIV Database Technology to Create Hepatitis C Genetic Database

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have used technology developed for HIV databases to create an Internet-based hepatitis C genetic database, the AP/USA Today reports. Researchers at the lab began working on the HIV databases 20... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Promise of Genetic Therapy for HIV

As early as 1988, researchers published their ideas about using genetic therapy to try to cure HIV infection. However, it is only in the last several years that diverse approaches to genetic therapy are being pursued. The VIRxSYS Corporation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Discover Genetic Circuit in HIV That Controls Whether Virus Activates, Remains Dormant

Researchers from the University of California-San Diego and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the genetic circuit in HIV that controls whether the virus is activated or remains dormant, according to a study published in the March 16... Read more »