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Hiv Genotypes

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Currently Available HIV Phenotypic & Genotypic Assays

what are in the market all the currently available resistance assays...
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
Several commercial labs (LabCorp, Specialty Labs, Virologic, Quest, to name a few) offer either genotypic or phenotypic resistance testing or both. For the most part, phenotypic assays are proprietary technology from Virologic or Virco. Genotypic... Read more »

Telaprevir for Genotype 2b/HIV Coinfected?

I'm one the people thrown into the VA system ... they said I can't try the new HCV... Read more »

Is HIV Genotyping and Phenotyping for Drug Resistance experimental Procedure?

I received a copy of the letter Blue Shield sent to the lab in response to the inquiry for a lab... Read more »

Genotypic Analyses of HIV Isolates for Antiviral Resistance Mutations from Source Patients Involved in Occupational Exposures

Dr. Harold Kessler of Chicago's Rush Medical College presented data froma collaboration with colleagues at the University of Colorado in which theyanalyzed HIV isolates they obtained from 22 source patients of health careworkers who sustained... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Genotypic and Phenotypic Resistance Tests -- What is the Difference?

HIV drug resistance occurs when the virus is able to resist the drugs ability to suppress or limit its reproduction. There are currently two tests used to measure for drug resistance. One kind of test is called a "genotypic" test, the other is... Read more »

A Closer Look: Genotypic Resistance Test

Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D., AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce, Fla. Patient: Bob S. Doctor: Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D. Lowest CD4 count: 20 Highest viral load: 240,000 Current CD4 count: 322 Current... Read more »
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Posted by Monchhichi, 1 Reply
Has anyone seen or heard from SC since 2-20? That was his last post and I know he has had a lot going on. Worried about him and just wanting to see how he is doing. So ScotCharles if you read this let me know how you are and how the genotype... Read more »

maintaining hope

Posted by breathe, 3 Replies
I have been taking meds for three years now and phenotype and genotype testing have shown i have extreme resistance i think i may have one regiment that may work and it would include just trying to remember we are not guaranteed any... Read more »

Finally, some good news!

Posted by DDS, 4 Replies
I just got my 2nd set of numbers. My CD4s shot up from 525 to 798! My VL went from 638,000 to ">100,000", whatever that means. It still says my CD4 % is 25, so I'm not sure that what that is either. Still, I thought this was really good.

Ev... Read more »


Posted by aqualove77, 1 Reply
Does anyone know how accessible HIV meds are in Peru? how much do they cost? is there some sort of ADAP or assistance with getting HIV meds for an A1 type person?
any info will be greatly appreciated!! Read more »