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Hiv Reverse Transcription

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...CXCR4co-receptor. This allows the virus to join with the CD4 cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion, HIV releases its RNA (genetic material) andenzymes (proteins that cause chemical reactions) into the CD4 cell. Reverse Transcription HIV's RNA contains the "instructions" that will reprogram the CD4 cellso that it produces more viruses. In order to be effective, HIV's RNA must bechanged into DNA. An HIV enzyme...
Ask the Experts

AIDS and Feces

Dear Sir/Madam,I thought AIDS is not found in feces, however, I came acrossthis site which illustrates that AIDS is found in feces. Canyou tell me whether AIDS is found in feces?thanks,Hajahere is the abstract of the article:A simple method for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...First off "AIDS" is not found in feces. AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It's a disease, not a specific pathogen. HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. It is the pathogen (virus) that causes HIV disease and AIDS. HIV can be detected in... Read more »

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED THROUGH CONTACT WITH FECES?

HELLO DOC:I RECENTLY PERFORMED PROTECTED ANAL SEX WITH A MAN. AFTER 2 MINUTES I REMOVED MY PENIS WITH CONDOM, TOUCHED IT AND REALIZED IT HAD FECES ALL OVER. I WASHED MY HANDS AND REMOVED THE CONDOM. AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS I REALIZED THAT I HAD SOME...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dillen, and J. van der Noordaa, J. Clin. Microbiol. 28:495-503, 1990), which was adapted for feces. HIV-1 RNA was detected by reverse transcription (RT) followed by a nested PCR encompassing the V3 region. Reconstruction experiments revealed that... Read more »

My cocktail treatment

I am interested in knowing what my drugs actualy do.The drugs I am on are:StivaCombivirAnd what are the long term side effets?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...assume the Stiva= Sustiva. All 3 of those drugs (combivir = 2 drugs-AZT + 3TC) inhibit a part of the HIV life cycle called reverse transcription which makes viral DNA from RNA (the genes of HIV are carried in RNA strands). The drugs stop new... Read more »

Quantification of PCR

Dear Dr.,I wonder if you could tell me what a PCR test quantifies in reality. Does it detects only the free virus in the blood, or does it shows also the amount of virus that is hosting the cells of the immunity system. Thanks, you're doing a great...
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
...disease. There are two tests which measure virus in the blood. One measures viral RNA in cell free plasma, so called RT-PCR (RT for reverse transcription, because you have to convert the HIV RNA to DNA before using PCR), and DNA PCR which... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

...presentations at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, acyclovir, a drug used to treat herpes, shows that it also inhibits HIV during the reverse transcription (RT) step in the virus's life cycle. Two studies looked at how acyclovir affected the RT... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...drug are discussed in Fact Sheet 409 . 1. Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") The first anti-HIV drugs. They block reverse transcription (the creation of viral DNA from RNA) by providing "decoy" building blocks that interrupt the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Novel Immunoassay Suitable for Blood Donor Screening

...used to test donated blood, with only 30 consistently false positives out of more than 10,000 samples. While not as fast as HIV reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction screens, the HIV Combi produced results up to 6 days faster than... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...only becomes critical when therapy is started.? Tebas P. When should antiretroviral therapy be initiated?. Medscape HIV/AIDS. 2002;8(1). ?The three tests for HIV-1 RNA were 100% sensitive for preseroconversion PHI [i.e. no people... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »