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How HIV Does (and Does Not) Infect, and How it Replicates

HIV can be spread from person to person, but only by a few means. The most common of these are: exchanging body fluids during sexual activity (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) and sharing used needles. Less commonly, HIV may be transmitted from... Read more »
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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Observe HIV Replication in Real Time

For the first time, US researchers have observed the assembly of HIV in real-time, they recently reported in Nature . Using total internal reflection microscopy, a technique developed at Rockefeller University, scientists could see the surface of... Read more »
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HIV Replication

Hi Dr. Sherer:Does HIV still replicate or mutates even though a person is undetectable?Thank you....
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes. Even in the presence of a viral load below 50 copies/ml, there is evidence of ongoing replication in sequestered sites of HIV infection such as the central nervous system and the gonads. Different viral evolution patterns have been observed in... Read more »

lymphocytes and viral replication

1)In the context of HIV/HepC co-infection, can T cells be lost without the HIV virus replicating? Or is it the replication itself that depletes the T cells?2)If the HIV virus is replicating, is there always a detectable viral burden in serum, or a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most, but not all, T cell destruction is by HIV itself. In HIV/HCV patients some studies suggest that T cell responses to HIV medicines are not as good as in HIV patients without Hepatitis C. Some have wondered whether chronic hepatitis C may be a... Read more »

Replication capacity

what's replication capacity and how can this be tested? Has this become an important part of HIV care??? Can you explain. I have been infected with HIV for 15 years and this is the first I heard of this....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Replication capacity refers to the ability of a person's virus to grow in comparison to a standard reference strain (related to viral fitness). The only way to get a replication capacity commercially is through the Virologics resistance panel... Read more »

Viral fitness and replication capacity

what's replication capacity and how can this be tested? Has this become an important part of HIV care? Can you explain. I have been infected with HIV for 15 years and have been on many regimens. Would it be helpful for my doctor and me to have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Relication capacity is a test used for research purposes and available from ViroLogics in San Francisco. To my knowledge, it can only be ordered as part of a research protocol.The test compares the ability of the virus you are carrying to replicate... Read more »
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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

Sbjct: 2nd POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things

Posted by DUDE
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »

DUDE'S NEWS -VIRUS REPLICATION

Posted by DUDE
Subject: SECOND POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces... Read more »

Replicate....

Posted by Anonymous
The HIV virus replicates 9log10 or 10log10(1000 000 000 or 1000 000 0000) each day. So the estimation of virus are 1000 000 000 New virus each day! so why shouldnt your body respond against so much virus? Get a grip virus replication starts nearly... Read more »