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How Many Variations Of HIV Are There

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetic Variation Responsible for HIV Resistance Not Caused by Black Plague, Study Says

Some people with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells are resistant to HIV, but a theory that the mutation was caused 800 years ago by selective pressure from the Black Plague appears to be unfounded, according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetic Variations Might Be Causing Mutations to HIV, Making It Less Potent, Study Says

Genetic variations that might help people newly diagnosed with HIV control their viral loads also could be causing a mutation in the virus that makes it less potent, according to a study published Friday in PLoS Pathogens , Reuters reports. Some... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CCR5 Genetic Variation Responsible for Resistance to HIV Might Decrease Resistance to West Nile Virus, Study Says

People living with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells -- which has shown resistance to HIV -- might have an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus, according to a study published in the Jan. 17 online edition of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Test Variations

Doctors: I have been hiv for over twelve years. I know how long, because like many people, I broke out in a rash at infection. I am in good health - t-cells range from 900 to 1100, and am undectable. I am taking meds and tolerate them well. I...
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
You have discovered diurnal variation in t cells. Indeed they can be higher in the afternoon. This is a normal variation, which has nothing to do with HIV infection. In advanced HIV infection, this difference is blunted. Other factors that could... Read more »

diurnal variation in blood count

How much variation is there on average in CD4 and CD8 counts in an HIV negative individual between morning and afternoon, versus that in HIV positive individuals?Does this change later in the course of HIV infection?...
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 not a lot of good studies on this question. We also don't know what the effect of gender, age, or race has either. However, cells can swing by as much as 200 or more between morning and evening. This does not occur in everyone. It... Read more »

Dr. Lisa I, good question on WBC variation - nobody to ask!

Hello Dr. many thanks in advance for taking the time to help me I think from previous answers you might be the expert I need. I live in a country where I am a foreign worker and a HIV +ve status will result in my deportation. Medical expertise here...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-From the symptoms, lab results and risk history you presented, I do not think that what you describe is indicative of HIV infection. While I can't quite explain your recurrent neuropathy, I feel confident HIV is not the cause. It... Read more »

genetic variation and lab results in different people

This site, and experience, make it clear that there are huge variations between individuals in every aspect of HIV: how fast CD4s and viral loads change in the absence of therapy, whether they change at the same time, how well and how long the...
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 agree that the HLA studies have been useful in helping determine those that were a greater risk of progression. However, these have for the most part been retrospective studies were the outcomes are known. The clinical utility of these tests would... Read more »
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Variation in symptoms

Posted by Alloha, 1 Reply
I notice that if you google hiv symtoms the sites you get seem to offer one of two v.similar lists both of which presumablly originate from another original site(s). This makes me think that little time has been spent on looking at the range of... Read more »

HIV Positive and Dating

Posted by alittlelost, 2 Replies
I know this topic has been covered numerous times but I'm asking a slightly different variation so I apologize in advance for the similarity in questions. I as diagnosed almost 7 years ago. I'm on medicine and my viral load is undetectable and has... Read more »

It's been a month

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 2 Replies
I would have just posted to Impossible's thread but while I could pull up the thread, I couldn't get the reply button to work.

I've been on here since 2000, as an Anon, Jackie Blue, Anon_one, Esmeralda and now Izabella and through all my... Read more »

HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I feel uninformed I would to know some information re: the HIV-2 virus, and how it is different from the HIV virus?

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