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Hiv-like Virus Found In Wild Chimps

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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
...cancer, but if left untreated, it can develop into cancer.Cervical cancer can be life threatening. It is one of the few AIDS-defining conditions specific to women. Fortunately, it can be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment.Cervical... Read more »

Are HIV antibodies present 6 years after exposure if the virus was dormant?

I had a possible exposure in 2003 or possibly before,and actually had 8 HIV tests back then... Read more »

Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

...recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28, Esther Murugi, minister for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

...Independent Online . Some organizations have begun to tackle the issue of HIV/AIDS programs for married youths. In Rachunyo district, located in western Kenya, a group of nongovernmental organizations is seeking to help girls establish clubs so... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NewsHour Examines Research of HIV Positive Patients Who Can Suppress the Virus

...program notes, because they are in good health, many remain unaware of their condition, making them difficult for researchers to locate for studies. The program explores why Peru has one of "the few centers of research around the world trying to... Read more »
The Well Project

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS

...cancer, but if leftuntreated, it can develop into cancer. Cervical cancer can be life threatening. It is one of the few AIDS-definingconditions specific to women. Fortunately, it can be prevented through earlydiagnosis and treatment. Cervical... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...linked to HIV. In the final analysis, the scientists found an extremely close genetic relationship between some samples and strains of HIV. Chimpanzees in south-east Cameroon were found to have the viruses most similar to HIV linked to the... Read more »

Virus Trapped in Lympatic System

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies -ve on PCR viral load. However I continue to have swollen glands all over. Does anyone know whether it is possible for the virus to be contained in the lymphatic system and thus not detectable on blood based tests. Is there anyone else out... Read more »

New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
... My question is: Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several Read more »