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In What Kind Of Cells Does Hiv Reproduce Its Genetic Material

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...the cell's surface. HIV must thenbind to a second co-receptor, either the CCR5 co-receptor or the CXCR4co-receptor. This allows the virus to join with the CD4 cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion, HIV releases its RNA (genetic material) andenzymes (proteins that cause chemical reactions) into the CD4 cell. Reverse Transcription HIV's RNA contains the "instructions" that will reprogram the CD4 cellso that it...
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Cure for HIV

Why are we still talking about a cure for HIV when it is a VIRUS. Have we found a cure for the common cold (flu) which is also a VIRUS?I believe we should be concentrating on finding a vacine to control the HIV Virus instead of talking about a...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...eradicate. As you know, they are intracellular infections that rely on our own cell machinery to replicate. Many incorporate their genetic material into our own DNA, such as Hepatitis B and HIV, which make it virtually impossible (or perhaps... Read more »

Cured or not?

Dr Bob.Although I had bad some bad experiences before, I consider myself not at risk for the time being. Due to this site, I got informed about the virus, ways of transmission and the prevention measures. Great work. Sense of humour. Sympathy. God...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guides the small thread of viral DNA into the infected cell's DNA. Integrase makes a break in the human DNA, then inserts the HIV genetic material seamlessly. This means that HIV actually becomes part of the cell, and has access to the same... Read more »

Follow-up to K103N Mutation

I was reading the question about the K103N mutation. I think you said it can occur if a person isn't taking an NNRTI. It got me thinking about something. Are HIVers who are delaying meds because they have high CD4s in danger of developing this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...particular strain Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,K103N is an HIV mutation. Mutations are slight changes within HIV's RNA, the genetic material that provides all the information and instructions for how HIV functions. Mutations can (and do) occur... Read more »

xmrz versus hiv?? follow up to what you thought I had..

Hi Dr. Bob Hope you had a good holiday.. This is P btw I told you I would follow up with you after my doctors appoitment. Well the doctor did run tests for the iga deficincy and it wasn't that so he ran a group of tests including yet another hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS virus. These viruses carry their genetic information in RNA rather than DNA, and they insert themselves into their hosts' genetic material and stay for life.Dr. Mikovits and other scientists cautioned that they had not yet proved that the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Reservoir in Bone Marrow

...University of Michigan at Ann Arbor looked at CD34+ HPCs in bone marrow samples from 15 HIV positive individuals. They found HIV genetic material in HPCs from all six participants with high plasma viral load, and from four of nine individuals who... Read more »

An HIV Medication Primer

...technically alive, since they are unable to reproduce on their own and consist only of a protein coat surrounding a simple piece of genetic material. The protein coat contains "spikes" that protrude and can attach to living cells. They're sort... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...acid) is a general indicator of tissue damage. Other Blood Chemistry Tests Uric Acid comes from the breakdown of DNA (genetic material in the cells). It is normally removed by the kidneys. High levels of uric acid are fairly common. Very... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...drugs was the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (also called NRTIs or nukes.) These drugs block Step 4, where the HIV genetic material is used to create DNA from RNA. The following drugs in this class are used: Zidovudine (Retrovir,... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

How Accurate is CRP Test at 10 days post exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi Everyone: At 10 days post exposure my CRP test was 0.7% which the Dr. says is pretty much no HIV possible. What have you guys heard? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking Combiver and Sustiva. The more I read about these drugs and their effects, the more I grow afraid of what MORE damage I could be doing to my body. CD4 count is around 202 and VL is something like 200,000. However, I feel great! I take... Read more »