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How Is The Hiv Virus Different From Other Viruses

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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it often doesn't cause symptoms, many never know they've had it. Though most types of HPV do not cause serious disease, some can lead to cancerous conditions. Left untreated, these high-risk types can cause...
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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 »

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 »

Different Virus

Hi DocI would like to inquire about the following: There are to different types of the virus - one found in Africa and one in the rest of the world - does the arv's work well on both ? Also when developming new drugs do they ensure that it is...
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
There are many strains of HIV circulating throughout the world. Yes, new drugs are tested against all of these various type strains in the laboratory during development, and they have been shown to work just as well in people across various... Read more »

immune response to different viruses

I know that this is not your area of expertise, but I was diagnosed with HSV1 oral and genital a year and a half ago. I know my immune response to hsv1 is questionable. i have constant breakouts even MORE in the genital region more than the girl who...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Many people have multiple outbreaks to HSV and this does not imply an inherent "defect" in your immune system. There is nothing to suggest that this would predispose you to a weak response to HIV.However...1. You should talk to your... Read more »
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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 »

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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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 »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, rather than wait the agonizing three months for a regular HIV antibody test result. Read more »