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How Many Strains Of Hiv Are There

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RT/enzyme test: could it mean a good VL test for all strains of HIV 1 and HIV 2?

Dr. Holodniy,In a recent answer, you discussed research into tests that look for the RT enzyme (versus current PCR RNA tests) - if this different testing method for RT/enzymes proves valid, does that mean that - for the first time - there will be...
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
I guess we'll just have to see the data from large studies with different subtypes to answer your questions.... Read more »

rare strains of hiv into perspective; what keeps the fear going?

Hi Ryan. First of all thank you for this site, your patience, and your invaluable insight. I read... Read more »

New Strain of HIV found

Hello Dr. Bob, I just heard on the news that doctors in NYC found a new strain of HIV that is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Strains of HIV Spreading in India, Scientists Warn

"While India has drastically reduced the spread of HIV over the past decade, new strains of the virus that cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are troubling medical scientists in this country," Inter Press Service reports (Devraj,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Discover New Strain of HIV Closely Related to Simian Virus

Scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV in a 62-year-old woman from Cameroon that "differs from the three known strains ... and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas" according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Peptide Found in Human Blood Inhibits 60 Strains of HIV, Study Says

A peptide found in human blood inhibited 60 strains of HIV from infecting cells in laboratory tests, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cell , the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Researchers found the peptide can inhibit... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Reports on Rise of Drug-Resistant Strains of HIV in Africa

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on a recent study which found the transmission of drug-resistant strains of HIV is on the rise in Africa. "The study, led by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in five African countries, found that the... 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 »

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 »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As many worried persons, I took a PCR-RNA 4 weeks after my infection risk, to amend my fears. It came back negative. Although I should relax now, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for... Read more »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
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.

Thanks. Read more »