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Hiv Provirus

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses (Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath, called a capsid . The genetic material in the core is RNA (ribonucleic acid), which contains the information that the virus needs in order to replicate (make more copies of itself) and perform other functions. You can think of RNA as the set of rules the virus follows in order to...
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recien diagnostico

buenas tardes, lamentablemente me han diagnosticado vih bueno aun me falta un wester blot pero tengo un pcr cualitativo provirus positivo menor de 50 copias. un elisa negativo pero una quimioluminicencia positiva, asi que ya no me queda esperanza,yo...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas noches,So! No te adelantes! La realidad es que no te han diagnosticado VIH positivo. Te falta una prueba Western Blot, la que se requiere para confirmar un diagnstico del VIH. Adems no entiendo el resultado de tu PCR cualitativo. Este examen... Read more »

Prueba PCR

Hola Estimado Dr: le agradezco desde ya que me aclare una duda que tengo. Hace unas semanas me pinche con una aguja en la calle, a los 3 dias me coloque la vacuna antitetanica y a los 8 me realice una prueba PCR Cualitativa DNA Provirus, cuyo...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Me parece que con una prueba de PCR proviral cualitativa (aunque algo temprano ya que solo fueron 8 dias) es suficiente. Maxime cuando la probabilidad de riesgo fue baja.Saludos... Read more »


Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »

Cure for HIV and Aids (CURE)

Hi Dr Bob,I bet that you are an angel sent from heaven to help people answer questions concerning this plague.I am negative myself (I think, but all my "acts" were protected, so I hope i am safe)Anywasy, I like to hear your opinion towards...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Anywasy"???As for my opinion towards the cure for HIV and AIDS, well, my opinion is that I want a cure yesterday! Unfortunately that's not the reality of the situation.Will there "eventually" be a cure? Yes, I think... Read more »
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positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
Once HIV gets into the body, it passes instructions into T helper cells on how to make more HIV. These instructions are known as "provirus". Later on the infected T helper cell turns into a factory that can make HIV.
My questions are:
1. "how to know... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Validation: Search for the Gold Standard

HIV tests should be validated against direct isolation of the virus from people that test positive, and lack of isolation in people who test negative.
Instead of just comparing people with AIDS against healthy... Read more »

some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
Does this mean they cured HIV in these patents?
Immunotherapy of HIV-infected patients with Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor (GcMAF).

Yamamoto N, Ushijima N, Koga Y.

Division of Molecular... Read more »

El vih - Por Luc Montagnier

Posted by Dillon
En el fragmento que se recoge a continuacin, Luc Montagnier, prestigioso virlogo francs a quien se debe el aislamiento del VIH, nos acerca al conocimiento de la estructura del agente causal del SIDA. Su cscara protectora de protenas (la capside),... Read more »