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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine 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 protein) converts HIV's RNA -- a single strand of genetic information -- into DNA -- a double strand of genetic information. It does this by recoding the RNA building blocks into complementary DNA building blocks. As the HIV life cycle...
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partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with the... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with the... Read more »

Reinfection risk in HIV+ Partners with same viral strain (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Hi. My partner and I were both diagnosed with HIV this past week. We are pretty sure we know where it came from and then it was given to the other partner. My question is, Would having unprotected sex be a risk for reinfection if we both of us have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...When those three patients were evaluated six months after acquiring the second strain, a negative impact on the CD4 count and RNA level was seen. The 5% rate of superinfection is about the same rate as at risk infection initial infection in... Read more »

RE: Please - For My Children (ANOTHER PERSON ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THEY WERE HIV POSITIVE BUT IN REALITY WAS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,I writing you today for two reasons: To tell you that you were right; and to thank you for being such an inspiration.After writing you the last time I still could not accept the fact I was negative, so I met with a Dr. at the University...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Thank you - and I will donate.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Your multiple negative EIAs, p24 antigen and quantitative PCR RNAs out to nine months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...studies of HIV-infected people have shown that high levels of infectious HIV, viral antigens, and HIV nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) in the body predict immune system deterioration and an increased risk for developing AIDS. Conversely, patients with... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...below 50 to over 100 following potent anti-HIV therapy. About 60% of people in the study had viral loads below 500 copies HIV RNA. They were given either azithromycin (1,200mg once a week) or placebo (sugar pill). After one year there were only... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...and Healthy Bones If you don't have joint pain, it is also important to exercise on a regular basis. When you exercise your muscles pull against your bones, which helps keep them healthy and strong. The best kind of exercise to keep your bones... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...them here would help at all, just with the hope that one person get spared from infection or the life long/ years long mental strain of being clearly sick, thinking its hiv and repetitively testing negative, being told by doctors to get... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...was negative. The question is if all the tests are negative then what is affecting my health. Is it that there is a HIV new strain or is it one of these Circulating Recombinant Forms (CRFs) whose antibodies and genetic material can not be... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...described, this is the first case of transmission to occur after a blow with the fist. The link to the article: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v31n6/000049/000049.html ----------------- Clinical Infectious Diseases ... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...(Organon Teknika NucliSens)]? Guidelines for Laboratory Test Result Reporting of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Ribonucleic Acid Determination. MMWR. 2001 Nov 16;50(RR20):1-12. ?Autopsy samples from 13 HIV-infected subjects... Read more »