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Hiv Viral Protein Synthesis

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Viral Load Tests

What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a...
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Low Viral load but high abnormal proteins.

Thank you for the support, I 37, I was diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago. My vl is 5300 , cd4 500 and I have never been on treatment, but my body is constantly fatigued and in pain. I have a severe neck pain, seen specialists from a neurologist to a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The high proteins are a common finding with HIV. These represent abnormal regulation of antibody production due to imbalance of the immune system from HIV infection. Rarely these changes can be due to a condition called... Read more »


Please,Im positive but everything is okay so far, indetectable viral load and Tcells around 500. I would like to know if is there any problem to take Whey Protein, BCAA to practice bodybuilding? Sorry my english......
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,As best I can tell, there's no problem taking these nutritional supplements, and no significant interaction between your supplements and HIV medications.Nevertheless, be sure to let your care provider know about all of the medications,... Read more »

Proteins and hiv

Regards! I have looked for and read the questions related to taking whey protein while taking meds but most of them focus to viral load; my question is if taking protein to enchance body mass can affect you in ANY way, I've heard things related...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Unless you are exercising 3-4 times a week with resistance exercise, extra protein is not going to help you increase muscle mass. If fact, a whey protein study done in HIV positives showed that the placebo group gained as many pounds as the whey... Read more »

hepA/B and HIV protein markers

Question: Dear Dr. I have read and heard that a certain percentage of people who get hepB and/or hepA and have produced the hepB antibodies can cause the elisa and/or western blot test to give false hiv positive HIV antibody tests. is any of this...
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
Those viral infections remain on the list of things that can cause false positive tests. With newer fourth generation antibody tests using recombinant DNA technology, these kinds of reactions are unlikely. MH... Read more »
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Protein in Tears???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tuesday March 16 on the Discovery Channel there was a news brief saying that scientists had discovered a protein in human tears and saliva that was deadldy to the AIDS virus and that it would be a significant force in new treatments.

Since then i... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: " attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »