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How Many Strains Of Hiv Are There

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Strains of HIV and Transmission

Hello. I'm an HIV- man and recently started dating an HIV+ man, and quickly found out that there is so much more to the illness than I ever though. Having said that, I apologize if these are ignorant questions. My partner is a non-progressor and is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It would be a crapshoot! Yes, there are distinct viral strains; however, HIV evolves differently in every individual. This has to do with an individual's immune response to infection and other Read more »

Acquiring a drug resistant strain of HIV

I'm HIV negative and practice safer sex, but since HIV is a fact of life in the gay community in... Read more »

strains of hiv and seroconversion

Hi Dr. Bob-I have searched the archives and couldn't find the exact answer I was looking for. First... 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 ... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform Press Statement on the New York City Department of Health Report of a "Super" Strain of HIV

...story being reported warrant further explanation. First, there is nothing new about people becoming infected with resistant strains of HIV, including multi-drug resistant strains. Such cases have been reported at scientific conferences for the... 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 Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Statement by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden on Rare Strain of HIV in a New York City Resident

...infection with a strain that is resistant to many drugs in three classes of HIV medications, and which appears to have progressed to AIDS within 4 to 20 months after infection. We continue to move forward in our investigation to identify the... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test... Read more »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...swollen glands, but my antibody tests still negative and I could not get in to HIV specity clinic. I'm sure it is one of the strains that current HIV1 antibodies test can not pick up...Anyone have experienced with this kind of confusion, please... Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for the common HIV-1 strains, and are neither able to detect HIV-1-subtype-O nor HIV-2! Because of that, I am wondering why so many posters... Read more »

new HIV strain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and became quite concerned over what I heard. This medical segment went on to state that there have been at least a dozen HIV/AIDS patients in Vancouver that are no longer responding to the standard treatment given for HIV/AIDS infection. This... Read more »