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Hiv Virus Isolation

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Minister Issues Apology for Statements Regarding Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kenyan Special Programmes Minister Esther Murugi on Thursday issued an apology for her comments regarding isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a way to prevent the spread of the virus, Capital News reports. She did, "however defen[d] the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Minister Won't Apologize for Comments on Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kenyan Minister of Special Programmes Esther Murugi on Tuesday refused to issue an apology for her comments regarding isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus despite growing criticism from HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Virus isolation

Please can you outline the principles of viral isolation in the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection?...
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
Virus isolation if you mean by culture is not used for diagnosis or monitoring HIV infection. Viral RNA is isolated for viral load tests.... Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to... Read more »

cruel isolation due to AIDS

I need to know a little about cruel isolation caused by the HIV virus. Also, I need to know about the suffering alone and silence....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sorry, but unless you can make your question specific, it is way too vague for me to respond to.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

isolated hepatitis B core antibody

I checked for hepatitis b which showed HbSAg negative,HbSab negative but presence of core antibody. HCV negative, HIV negative; ALT> 65 IU;GGT & ALP also elevated. Please,what is wrong with me and what can I do ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Nothing clearly wrong. Would check the core test to see if it is core IgM or IgG since IgM would mean recent infection. If this is the case, your surface antibody should become positive.... Read more »
Connect With Others

a little isolated overseas

Posted by livingpos, 2 Replies
Hi I have been reading this site and checking the posts for about a year. It has been the only connection I have to other HIV positive people. Thank you all. I am working an overseas contract and living in a country where it is illegal for aliens... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been diagnosed HIV for about six years. I've stayed away from getting involved in any kind of socializing except church and a few close straight friends. I really am at the point where I would like to maybe meet some other men. I wonder... Read more »

Feeling isolated

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Joe, and I've been positive since 1993, and have been on meds since about 1996. Over the years since I tested positive, I find that I have more and more isolated myself from friends and family, and don't have any hiv positive friends. ... Read more »

Feeling isolated and overwhelmed in NYC

Posted by cambr9, 4 Replies
I'm a 34 y/o gay man living in New York City and I've been HIV positive for two and a half years. I'm having a harder time now than when I was first diagnosed... Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else has experienced the same thing.

When I... Read more »