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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it often doesn't cause symptoms, many never know they've had it. Though most types of HPV do not cause serious disease, some can lead to cancerous conditions. Left untreated, these high-risk types can cause...
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wild virus and virus resistance?

Hello doc. Thank you for all your help. My question is this: Could you please explain what wild virus is? Is it possible to become resistant to a drug (example: sustiva) stop taking that drug for a long period of time and eventually not be resistant...
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
In the example you state, wild type is relative. Wild type means the naturally occurring HIV, in the absence of drug pressure. In almost all cases, wild type virus does not have drug mutations contained in it's genetic sequence. Resistant virus... Read more »

aggressive virus vs. nice virus

Dear Mr. Bob! I met a cute HIV-positive guy who told me about his rather aggressive virus. During two years living with HIV he has nearly died twice. My virus is quite nice to me, am living with it for 19 years now. Now Im wondering how risky it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep, unfortunately this is indeed a possibility! How often this occurs, we do not know, but there are now several well documented cases of both "superinfection" (acquiring a second distinct and possibly more aggressive HIV strain)... Read more »

Giving the virus a virus

Maybe I am 20 years late with this question, as it has probably already been tried, but here goes:Is is possible that we could isolate an enzyme, that would alter the DNA of the aids particles, to the extent that the alteration would either inhibit...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Researchers are working on substances that block the receptor sites for the virus on immune system cells, so you are right on track about that. I don't think the concept of "infecting" HIV with another virus is a viable approach.... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »
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virus primo del vih htvl virus linfotropico humano

Posted by mariana
ataca los linfositos.se transmite por las mismas vias que el vih. porque nadie avisa de hacerce el test despues de un riesgo sexual o sanguinio? Read more »

cantidad de virus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
buenas,quera hacer una pregunta que creo no ha sido formulada anteriormente en el foro,quera preguntarles si es lo mismo infectarse con una pequesima cantidad de virus que con una cantidad mayor de virus(transfusiones de sangre...) en cuanto a... Read more »

about the ARS virus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think I may have caught this virus how do I know if I'm infected with it plus hiv?

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QUE TAN CIERTO ES QUE EL VIRUS MUERE DE 3 A 5 SEG

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
QUISIERA SABER QUE TAN CIERTO ES QUE EL VIRUS DEL VIH MUERE DE 3 A 5 SEGUNDOS CUANDO SE ENCUENTRA FUERA DEL ORGANISMO???? Read more »