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Hiv Aggressive Strain

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aggressive HIV Strain Appears to Be Isolated Case

A presentation Monday at the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de Janeiro refuted the notion of an outbreak of a new, highly aggressive and multiple drug-resistant HIV strain in New York City. On Feb.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Extensively Drug-Resistant TB Curable With Aggressive Outpatient Treatment

Aggressive treatment of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) in HIV-negative patients can achieve high cure rates even in developing countries, a new study finds. Defined as "Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with resistance to at least... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African AIDS Activists Get Aggressive

The AIDS activist group Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is about to take a dramatic step to push the South African government to provide AIDS drugs in public hospitals and clinics: mass civil disobedience. The protest action, to begin this week and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can I aguire other more aggressive strains by having unprotected sex?

Everyone is saying though my current virus has no drug resistance that I could aquire someone else's who had mutated or has resistance to some drugs and therefore I end up with an entirely new hiv that could rearrange every treatment so far....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your questions.What you are asking is whether someone with chronic HIV infection is at risk for being "superinfected" by another persons virus. While data is not definitive there are clearly increasing numbers of studies... Read more »

Aggressive Viral Strain?

I am a 21 year old male who engaged in unprotected anal and oral with another male of unknown status. Two weeks after the encounter I experienced classic ARS symptoms including fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, swollen lymph nodes,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I think this has been answered before but just in case:Your testing indicates conclusively that you are not HIV infected and that what you experienced was not ARS. DW... 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 »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »
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aggressive strain

Posted by borrowedtime, 5 Replies
is there anyone who has an "aggressive strain" of the hiv virus who can share about his/her health/survival experiences? i was told last monday, 04/06/09, that i have an aggressive strain and is being started right away on meds after 13 months of... Read more »

Diverse strains, False negative

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I posted on here quite a while ago now but, im still worried. Probably more than ever!! The story goes that I had drunken sex with a CSW in Germany. It started out as protected but, I cant remember if it stayed that way as it ended with a... Read more »

My strain of HIV is resistant (not completely)

Posted by PozInOrlando, 2 Replies
I found out my strain of HIV is resistant to one entire class of meds (Can't remember the name of the class, but the Dr explained it was the one where you only take 1 pill a day) I almost wanted to cry knowing I have a resistant form of HIV, I... Read more »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

Thanks. Read more »