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How The Aids Virus Invades Your Body

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Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

AIDS Virus Outside the Body

How long does the AIDS virus survive in seminal fluid outside the body?... Read more »

How well can the AIDS virus transmitt outside the body?

Hi I have a friend that is worried about the AIDS virus transmitting through outside of the body.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Virus Used to Transport HIV Vaccine Into Body May Be Behind Failure, Study Suggests

Preliminary results that suggested an increased risk for HIV infection in a vaccine trial that was ultimately halted in 2007 , may have been caused by using the common cold adenovirus to transmit the vaccine into the body, according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Relapse in Patients Thought Virus-Free Spurs Researchers to Push More for Cure

Reuters : Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on "Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV-positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Virus May Hide in the Gut, Study Finds

HIV replicates in the lining of the gut and wreaks havoc on the immune system there, Satya Dandekar, chairperson of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California-Davis Health System, and colleagues recently... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

"An effective vaccine against the AIDS virus may have moved one step closer to reality, researchers said Thursday," the Los Angeles Times reports. "Federal researchers have identified a pair of naturally occurring antibodies that are able to kill... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113... Read more »

Does virus change subtypes within body?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you are infected with one subtype, say subtype B, can it evolve into another subtype within your body? I guess the question, once subtype B, always subtype B?

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The virus is ripping through me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My skin is burning through out my hole body. The virus really attacks when you go to sleep. I recieved oral sex from a women and i am convinced that i have been infected. I ordered a home test kit for me to get tested. I went to the emergency room... Read more »