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Hiv Replication

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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene That Prevents HIV From Replicating in Monkeys Could Play Role in New Treatment Options for Humans, Study Says

A gene called TRIM5-alpha that prevents HIV from replicating in rhesus monkeys could provide new treatment options for humans and could help prevent HIV-positive humans from developing AIDS, according to a study published in Jan. 11 issue of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Can Replicate in Intestinal Lining Even After HAART Reduces Viral Load, Study Says

HIV can replicate and suppress the immune system in the intestinal lining, even after blood tests show that highly active antiretroviral therapy is reducing viral loads, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Virology ... Read more »
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HIV Replication

Hi Dr. Sherer:Does HIV still replicate or mutates even though a person is undetectable?Thank you....
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes. Even in the presence of a viral load below 50 copies/ml, there is evidence of ongoing replication in sequestered sites of HIV infection such as the central nervous system and the gonads. Different viral evolution patterns have been observed in... Read more »

Replication Capacity and HIV disease progression

I recently seroconverted two months ago. Shortly afterwards, the HIV clinic that I being supervised at did a resistance test. Gladly I was found to have no drug resistances, however my Viral Replication Capacity was found to be above average at...
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 replication capacity assay has not been shown to be definitively predictive of disease progression. Your RC is in the normal range, and reflects a wild type virus, that is, one that does not have any resistance mutations. Your don't... Read more »

Replication mechanism of HIV

Dear Doctor Holodniy,I'll like to ask what is the mechanism of HIV's replication like? Specifically, for the HIV reverse transcriptase, does it convert single strand RNA template to a single strand DNA? If so, how does this single strand...
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 HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme has reverse transcriptase activity that converts the viral HIV RNA to a single strand copy of HIV DNA as well as having DNA-dependent DNA polymerase activity that copies the single DNA strand into another DNA... Read more »

Replication capacity

What exactly is meant by replication capacity and how can this be tested? Has this become an important part of HIV care??? Can you explain. I have been infected with HIV for 15 years and this is the first I heard of this....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Replication capacity is a measure of how efficiently HIV can grow (or replicate) in experimental conditions. There are a several methods of testing for this viral attribute, but the most common means is through a resistance test called Phenosense... Read more »
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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

Sbjct: 2nd POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things

Posted by DUDE
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »

Replicate....

Posted by Anonymous
The HIV virus replicates 9log10 or 10log10(1000 000 000 or 1000 000 0000) each day. So the estimation of virus are 1000 000 000 New virus each day! so why shouldnt your body respond against so much virus? Get a grip virus replication starts nearly... Read more »

DUDE'S NEWS -VIRUS REPLICATION

Posted by DUDE
Subject: SECOND POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces... Read more »