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In What Kind Of Cells Does Hiv Reproduce Its Genetic Material

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HIV Lifespan if Can't Reproduce in Body

I was wondering if a person is on PrEP and is exposed to HIV but the virus is unable to take hold in the long would it live before it dies or is clear from the body. Kind of like how long after possible infection would be recommended...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOutside of the body HIV begins to die immediately and becomes unable to infect. Inside the body HIV needs CD4 cells to infect to replicate itself and it has 2 days or 48 hours before it dies. So being on PrEP allows for the body to try and protect... Read more »

Can I know at what rate is HI virus reproducing in my body?

Is it possible to tell or estimate at what rate is the virus reproducing itself in my body? Can... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Develop Technique That Prevents HIV From Reproducing, Philadelphia Inquirer Reports

Researchers from the biotechnology company Virxsys and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gene therapy technique that prevents HIV from reproducing, according to a study presented Wednesday at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »

Genetically Engineered, HIV-Resistant Cells: The Latest Breakthrough in HIV Gene Therapy

A new gene therapy could make a person's CD4+ cells resistant to HIV -- a method that, if successful, would eliminate the need for antiretroviral drugs for those living with HIV, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Promise of Genetic Therapy for HIV

As early as 1988, researchers published their ideas about using genetic therapy to try to cure HIV infection. However, it is only in the last several years that diverse approaches to genetic therapy are being pursued. The VIRxSYS Corporation... 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 »
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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 common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

Review HIV/AIDS Program Materials

Posted by Anonymous
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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

hi,everyone,i went to the doctors today and my cd4 count is still falling.example oct 01 cd4 820,
march02 cd4 700,
june 02 cd4 560,
for the last test in june,i used a different lab,
could that make such a difference?.
my exposure was in june/july01.
ive... Read more »