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Hiv Reverse Transcriptase

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Can you please explain to me what genotyping is??And how it's done? And are there different strains of HIV, and if so, how many? ps-very confused
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...elements of the HIV chromosome. Typically the genes encoding the targets of HIV treatments are the ones that are examined-- namely HIV reverse transcriptase and protease.There are indeed many different "strains" of HIV-- fortunately, they share... Read more »

Viral Strain Interpretation (K103N, VIRAL MUTATIONS, 2010)

How dangerous is K103N? Been undetectable since MArch 2009, want to know the history of this... Read more »


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Session 84, Abstract 664: Therapy with d4T plus 3TC Produces Sustained Undetectable Levels of Plasma HIV RNA in Patients Treated with Reverse Transcriptase (RT) Inhibitors for 10 Years

...interesting conclusions worthy of further study. The researchers indeed found that certain patients who have received long-term reverse transcriptase inhibitor therapy may still benefit from relatively simple dual-nucleoside regimens. The most... Read more »
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New Insights Into Mechanisms of HIV-1 Resistance to Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (Plenary Session 22)

...relationship of resistance to reverse transcriptase (RT). After HIV infects a cell, the viral RNA must be reverse transcribed by the HIV reverse transcriptase to a DNA copy. The resulting HIV DNA is then transported to the nucleus of the cell... Read more »
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Clinical Trials of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (Session 40) Clinical Trials of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors (Session 41) Immune Reconstitution (Session 45) Treatment of Primary Infection (Session 47)

... Clinical Trials of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (Session 40) START Observational Study: Longitudinal Follow-Up of Virologic and Immunologic Responses in START I Read more »
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Clinical Trials of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

...200mg BID NVP) to a protease-inhibitor-containing regimen (nelfinavir 750mg TID NFV) each given with the background nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Combivir (ZDV 300mg/3TC 150mg BID). The study enrolled 142 HIV-infected patients... Read more »
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does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
...have developed to be poor immunogens. As a counterapproach HIV vaccine strategy, we used epitope enhancement of a conserved HIV reverse transcriptase (RT) epitope for induction of antiviral protection in HLA-A2-transgenic mice mediated by human... Read more »

To John In London

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
hi there. i've never even heard of a bdna. i've had a dna at i think it was 7 weeks past exposure and i've had a negative 3 month elisa (3rd generation). i'm concerned what you said about the bdna, that it picks up strains found in europe and not... Read more »

much needed answer from expert

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...has anyone ever heard of a lipa or lipador test being giving to test for hiv. please help when i look this up it said a lipa test was giving for drug resistant test for geneotyping or something like that. Read more »

Rutgers researchers may have stopped HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...molecules, the smallest particles that can retain all the characteristics of an element or compound. The research has targeted reverse transcriptase, a submiscroscopic protein composed of two coiled chains of amino acids. It is considered HIV's... Read more »