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Identification Of Hiv

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Immune Reconstitution Syndrome

Table of Contents What Is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur With IRIS? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though their HIV comes under control. An infection that they previously had might return. In other cases, they...
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New HIV Infection and Meds

I have been newly diagnosed with HIV. I am still under the 3 month mark (I was infected in May '03) They identified the virus with a PCR test - my VL is 35K and my t-cell is 954. My doctor is telling me that I am in a unique position to make a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are several theoretical benefits of HIV therapy initiation during primary (recent) HIV infection, however, there has been limited clinical data to support this strategy. A great description of where we stand now regarding treatment during... Read more »

HIV infection

Dear sir/MadamOne of my relative has identified as HIV positive.Both husband and wife. He is having one 3 years kidand he is not infected.Is it possible that kid can not infected.How we could know that how much life is left ann orhow to take the...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
You have asked several questions, most are addressed on other pages of But, let me give you brief answers to the questions.I am sorry that both the mother and father are infected with HIV. Of course it is very common for this to happen... Read more »

Viral Load as an HIV Test for Infants

My wife and I are trying to adopt a child. One particular child we have identified is an 11 week-old girl from a third world country. When she was taken to the orphanage at 4-5 weeks old, she was tested for HIV antibodies and was positive (level...
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
Because of passive transfer of antibodies between mother andfetus, newborn babies from HIV infected mothers can have a positiveHIV antibody test for months and not be infected. Most of the confusionregarding HIV diagnosis in babies is in the first... Read more »

Recombinant HIV

Dear Doctor:Were the recombinant HIV strains identified to date detected through conventional testing (i.e., ELISA, viral load, DNA PCR)? If not, how were they detected? Also, how big a concern are recombinant strains in the U.S.? Thanks....
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
Recombination of HIV viral strains is best accomplished by molecular sequencing of different genes, particularly the outer envelope. They would not be detected by the conventional tests that you list. Small stages of recombination probably occur... Read more »
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Apperances of Pus-like discharge fluids?

Posted by Anonymous
how exactly can you identify this?

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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
Is this a good thing?

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

Posted by optimistic2009
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any prospect of a cure for HIV infection.

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For VonDutcheFace and others

Posted by KitG, 2 Replies
Hi VonDutcheFace

I was reading a few of your posts and I identified strongly with your list of symptoms, so I thought Id share some of my experiences of recovery

Like you, I tested for HIV, then when I kept testing negative and the symptoms... Read more »