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Has The Aids Virus Been Identified

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Use Of Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection

Dear Dr Holodniy - just repeating a previous question. I'd really appreciate your advice.Patient initially presented 2 1/2 weeks post possible exposure with submandibular, inguinal and axillary lymphadenopathy - submandibular has gone but rest...
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
...Although HIV infection does have certain characteristics that can be identified in lymph nodes there would be no reason to use such an invasive Read more »

Follow up to 'Using a Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection'

Dear Mark - firstly thanks for the quick reply - just a follow up. You mention that there is no... Read more »

Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts Call for New Ideas, Increased Funding on 25th Anniversary of Paper Identifying Virus

...revitalize the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide, experts said Monday on the 25th anniversary of the release of the study that identified HIV, AFP/Google.com reports. Experts at a review of medical progress against HIV/AIDS highlighted the... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform Joins Call for Greater Commitment and Cooperation to Identify a Cure for HIV/AIDS

...a chronic but manageable disease for most people infected with the virus able to access them. But they do not actually cure HIV infection or AIDS. And so, a group of leading HIV experts has come together to call for a major new commitment and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Launching Program to Identify New HIV Infections Within Two to Three Months

... San Francisco this month will launch a two-year pilot program to identify new HIV infections soon after they occur, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alliance Identifies New Class of Agents With Potential to Treat HIV/AIDS

...These compounds disrupt the assembly of the HIV-1 capsid protein, which is a vital step in changing immature, non-infectious HIV into its mature, infectious form." According to Achillion CEO William G. Rice, Ph.D., researchers have long been... Read more »
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Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

Posted by optimistic2009
...the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any prospect of a cure for HIV infection. The findings, reported by David Margolis and Nancie Archin in the September 15th edition of AIDS, show... Read more »

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported. In laboratory... Read more »

group N difficult to be identified!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...SIVcpz strains. Specimens with reactivity to group N and SIVcpz antigens were characterized by RT-PCR and sequence analysis to identify the infecting virus. Although several specimens were serotyped as potential group N or SIVcpz infections, only... Read more »

group N infections difficult to identify....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...SIVcpz strains. Specimens with reactivity to group N and SIVcpz antigens were characterized by RT-PCR and sequence analysis to identify the infecting virus. Although several specimens were serotyped as potential group N or SIVcpz infections, only... Read more »