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How Is Hiv Different From Other Virus Pathogens

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Treatment Action Group

CD4 T Cells Specific for Different Pathogens Vary in Susceptibility to HIV Infection

When it comes to susceptibility to HIV infection, not all CD4 T cells are created equal. There are a variety of factors that have been shown to influence how readily HIV gains entry and replicates, with the best-described distinction being between... Read more »
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA Revises Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive

A new directive issued today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will help minimize serious health risks faced by workers exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Among the risks are human immunodeficiency virus... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Scientists Sequence Genome of Pathogen Responsible for Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Washington, D.C. -- Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii , an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in... Read more »
Ask the Experts

residing pathogens

How long do AIDS or each form of Hepatitis reside on a surface, relating to a medical setting or on medical instruments that are exposed to these blood borne pathogens?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
See earlier answers. Neither virus can live outside the body for more than a few hours. DTD... Read more »

Pathogenic Vectors

Hi,(This probably belongs in "Strange But True"...LOL) I live in Colorado, and while taking my two dogs on a walk today I was bitten by a few mosquitoes. The first thing that ran through my mind was West Nile. Then I thought about my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are endemic areas and seasonal variation for diseases carried by insect vectors. Check with your local health department regarding health alerts for these diseases. Your risk of contracting one of these ailments is no different from someone... Read more »

love and different virus types?

I am becoming involved with another hiv+ man. He has been hiv+ for 15 years and I have been for 5 years. my virus is wild type (no resistances to any class of medications), have a viral load of 650 u/ml pretty consistently and t cells counts of 375....
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
While in love, keep your eyes open. Realize that transmission of resistant virus to someone with wildtype virus has been reported. This is called superinfection. An undetectable plasma viral load does not mean that bodily fluids are not infectious... Read more »

love and different virus types?

I am becoming involved with another hiv+ man. He has been hiv+ for 15 years and I have been for 5 years. my virus is wild type (no resistances to any class of medications), have a viral load of 650 u/ml pretty consistently and t cells counts of...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
While there is credible evidence that 'super-infection' occurs, it is strikingly rare in the world's literature.By 'super-infection' I mean when an HIV+ person acquires a second HIV infection through unprotected intercourse... Read more »
Connect With Others

Theres a virus here and its not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a virus in this board,uneducated,selfish,sick people that steal names and post very off and stupid info.
GET SERIOUS!

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New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
My question is:
Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several mutations that are not bad for our organism or changes the... Read more »

Propolis kills HIV virus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Contrary to the opinion of your 'expert' on this site, bee propolis has been shown to kill the HIV virus:

"With a little alcohol, Gekker extracted a tincture from Dressens raw propolis, and began treating her cold. And thats when the unbidden thought... Read more »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001



is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you








The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent screening tool and... Read more »