How Fast Does Hiv Replicate

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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...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 complimentary DNA building blocks. As the HIV life cycle proceeds, the newly formed DNA is used to make more copies of HIV...
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Scared Dad - Oral White Streaks - Testing Question

Doctor Frascino,I know in your last response to me, you said that you would now cut me off until I've had my definitive 3 month elisa....but I'm hoping you'll answer this question because it doesn't involve me freaking out about some wild symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continued it for a full course, but seroconverted nonetheless. The patient I was performing the procedure on had advanced-stage AIDS; consequently, his viral strain was probably resistant to AZT. We didn't have resistance tests back then. I... Read more »

atripla. how fast does it work?

just got diagnosed HIV+ and syphilis two weeks ago. was feeling sick and tired, and couldn't get rid of a cold. I was in the early phase of syphilis infection, so the pennicillin should knock it out. Just popped my first atripla about 30 minutes...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Antiretroviral medications start to interfere with viral replication quickly. However, the recovery of your immune system can take many months. Meanwhile, as long as your T cells are at a low level, you are still at risk for opportunistic infections... Read more »

fast progressor?

I tested positive in October 05. November 05 tests showed CD4 of 475 and viral load of 794. I remained fit and well. Second test was done in Feb 06 which showed CD4 was 475 and viral load was 5300. I live in Europe and here they wont start...
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
...viral load increasing dramatically in a short time, or the CD4 count and CD4 percent going down. Other infections can activate HIV replication (like TB, herpes viruses, etc) and cause viral load to go up and possibly decrease CD4 cells in the... Read more »

PCR testing....Clarification???

Hi Mr. Sowdaski! I read your recent answer to the question PCR testing. I had the following questions in mind. When I had a PCR qual test done a while ago, the lab's disclaimer on results I received said that this test can detect 10 or less copies...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...NOTdesigned for routine testing in adults. These tests are often done more thanonce, or are done in addition to other tests for HIV. This is because thesetests can sometimes have false positive and false negative results. Thiscan happen since... Read more »
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Understanding the Tricks of HIV Infection

... Researchers have gained new insight into how the immune system responds to HIV. The new findings are a step closer to understanding how to develop preventative and therapeutic vaccines against HIV and why Read more »

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...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 complimentary DNA building... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Tenofovir DF was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 26, 2001 for use... Read more »
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...without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,074.64 / month Manufacturer contact: Merck and Co., ... Read more »
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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize... Read more »


Posted by okki, 1 Reply
...HELLO,I wonder if any of you have information about the hiv RNA qualitative test.The laboratory where i live offer this test.Ihave heard a lot of information about the HIV RNA quantitative Read more »

HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...medicine, must prove the absolute safety and efficacy of a treatment before it is allowed to be included in their practice. This double standard is ridiculously biased and does not recognize the naturopathic physicians expertise. Naturopathic... Read more »
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