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Hiv- Common Name And Virus Type

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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How Common are resistant HIV viruses?

I was wondering how common resistant viruses are now among the people that are currently infected with HIV?Do you have an approximate number of the prevelance of the resistant population in percentages? Can you guestimate?...
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
The general numbers in first world countries are: in acute infection around 10% and in treated patients around 50%, have some evidence of HIV drug resistance.... Read more »

Could You Name 2 Other Types Of Retroviruses

Dr. Young; Please could you tell me 2 common retrovirses, if such do excist.Bob...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Bob-Retroviruses are actually quite common among animals (including several members that infect humans). Human retroviruses include HTLV (Human T Cell Lymphotrophic virus) and HIV; there are other retroviruses that commonly infect monkeys,... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »

genital warts (HPV, 2011) (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

if a person have genital warts does it mean that he/she is going to have a positive syphilis test like VDRL or RPR?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No. Genital warts are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Syphilis is caused by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum. You can read much more about HPV and syphilis in the archives of this forum. I'll repost below a sample of what... Read more »
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Theres a virus here and its not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a virus in this board,uneducated,selfish,sick people that steal names and post very off and stupid info.
GET SERIOUS!

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my name is chuck...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi my name is chuck and I have been hiv+ since feb 98. I went to
the emergency room at the local hospital because of breathing
problems. the diagnosis was pneumonia, thats when the aids test
was given.... Read more »

Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral):
NAT
p24
PCR
RNA
DNA
bDNA

Then, there's... Read more »

ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" PT. 1

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU, BUT I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NAME "HERB" BECAUSE WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS. UNTIL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND TO KICK MY OLD BODY TO THE HEAVENLY ABOVE SO "HERB", WHAT`S NEXT ON YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS OLD... Read more »