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HIV Resistance Testing

... What Is Resistance? How Does Resistance Develop? Types of Resistance Phenotypic Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the virus cause resistance. HIV mutates almost every time a new copy is made. Not every mutation causes resistance.
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HIV/AIDS Resistance Gene (DELTA 32 mutation)

In my contemporary biology class, we heard about a gene found in males of Northern European descent that has HIV/AIDS resistant properties. My family is very Irish (my last name is Sullivan), and I was wondering not only if this is true, but if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dear Bob, Six month after he left me, My boyfriend send me a letter to tell me he had been tested positive and had developped aids. We had been together for two and a half years. We had unprotected sex many times, almost daly. He thinks he was... Read more »

HIV Resistant Person

Dear Doctor,I am from India, I am a married with my wife 5 years back. I never used condomes. This is the 2nd marriage of my wife, who is now tested & found to be HIV Reactive recently and about to start treatment. But, surprisingly, after repeated...
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
You don't indicate what specific test was positive and whether a confirmatory western blot test was performed or not, and whether that test was positive. Read more »

HIV RESISTANCE TO MEDS

We have always been told that it is neccesary to keep on all all meds when on HAART to prevent hiv be coming resistant. However i have been curious to know what effect on viral resistance develops when the hiv virus may only be exposed to parts of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...would have the best response over long periods of time, especially if people have memeory problems that might be related to HIV.Thanks,Joe Read more »

HIV Resistant people?

Hello doctor, Thank you for answering my previous question regarding HIV resistant people. The reason for asking them was that I lived with a HIV positive man for 14 years [unbeknown to both him and me] Had two healthy children who are both HIV- we...
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
...much interested in "discordant" couples like you. You may very well have the genetic factors in you that make you resistant to HIV. MH Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city health department issued an alert to physicians, hospitals and medical providers asking them to test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...strain. This combination of highly drug-resistant HIV and rapid progression to AIDS had not been identified before ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 2/25). Several newspapers have published editorials and opinion pieces discussing the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Not-for-Profit Organization Launched to Combat HIV Resistance

...drug resistance and enhance the clinical outlook for HIV/AIDS patients. The global network of scientists who conceptualized the HIV Resistance Response Database Initiative (RDI) will guide the organization to develop different approaches to HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV Resistance Testing Proves Its Value

...HIV resistance testing measures the degree to which HIV in a person has become resistant or less sensitive to anti-HIV drugs. Two major studies Read more »
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HIV resistent people

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...This is a follow up on someone else post. What if there are HIV resistaent people out there. Maybe those symptoms we had was a serosonverion but maybe our body had a little extra oomph and Read more »

BRoken Angel/HIV resistent people follow up.

Posted by Anonymous
...REMEMBER PEOPLE, penicillin was discovered after some dude left his sandwich out overnight, or something like that. I bet the AIDS cure is as simple as that. Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

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Posted by sbev1981
...husband in my life that Masters in BioChemistry and Virology. After many hours of on line research and talking to my husband HIV is nothing like it was 20 years ago. What you need to look forward to now is understanding that it will be a life... Read more »