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Hiv Weak Strain

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weak strain??

I am on HAART ..But before being on treatment at a docs visit ,I had my numbers ran, the doc said I had a weak HIV strain, because it looked to him that my cd4 was low 250 but my viral was low also almost undectable...is there such a thing as a weak...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While there are indeed many different strains of HIV and some are more aggressive than others, if your virus has depleted your CD4 count down to 250, I would not refer to it as weak, even if your plasma viral load is not excessively high.... Read more »

What are chances of havinga weak strain?

My son has been positive for 1 1/2 years now. Dr. put him on meds as a hit them hard early... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is highly resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug-Resistant HIV Strain in NYC Patient Similar to Treatable Canadian Cases; Debate Over Announcement Continues

The rare, drug-resistant HIV strain recently detected in a New York City man appears to be "similar in some ways" to two HIV cases in Canada that first appeared in 2001 and did not lead to the spread of a "supervirus," the Washington Post ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Shows Prevalence of Drug-Resistant HIV Strains in Uganda Rising, Among Highest in Sub-Saharan Africa

"The prevalence of drug-resistant HIV strains in Uganda has risen from 8.6 percent to 12 percent in the last five years, one of the highest rates in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study ," PlusNews reports. "The PharmAccess African... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Working to Develop Treatments for Patients Initially Infected With Drug-Resistant HIV Strains

Researchers are developing treatments for HIV/AIDS patients initially infected with drug-resistant strains of HIV because such cases often are "harder to treat" than cases in which the virus mutates and becomes resistant over time in response to... Read more »
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My strain of HIV is resistant (not completely)

Posted by PozInOrlando, 2 Replies
I found out my strain of HIV is resistant to one entire class of meds (Can't remember the name of the class, but the Dr explained it was the one where you only take 1 pill a day) I almost wanted to cry knowing I have a resistant form of HIV, I... Read more »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Hi.
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=infected&Number=275221

Thanks. Read more »

new HIV strain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Having been through a past HIV scare, I was watching the news this evening and became quite concerned over what I heard. This medical segment went on to state that there have been at least a dozen HIV/AIDS patients in Vancouver that are no longer... Read more »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an stupid possible exposure in South East Asia late last year. Since then, I have developed many ARS symptoms, including Oral Hairy Leukiepia, swollen glands, but my antibody tests still negative and I could not get in to HIV specity clinic.... Read more »