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Is Hiv A Rna Virus

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Hepatitis B and HIV relationship

Is there any direct link or relationship between hepatitis B(HBV) and HIV, or are they completely disconnected?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...They are completely unrelated viruses. HBV is a DNA virus; HIV is an RNA virus. They are similar in terms of how high they replicate in the body; they also can become resistant to medications. Both can be Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Trace Transmission of HIV Between MSM

...Nature News , "it has been difficult to study whether the virus's genetic material is transmitted in the form of infectious RNA virus particles or as DNA locked within infected cells in semen. The answer could determine which strategies are most... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...proteins, they must infect and act as parasites on the cells of a more complex living organism in order to reproduce. HIV is an RNA virus that specifically targets human cells bearing a molecule known as CD4+ on their surfaces. Unfortunately,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

To Zoom42 RNA vs DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...leaves a copy of its DNA. Now we have a copy of the RNA in DNA form...the infected cell (DNA) now starts producing thousands of RNA virus....thus those RNA viruses go out and infect more healthy WBC and leave a copy of their DNA, hence the... Read more »

hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
... I heard it looks for hiv in your blood, if the health dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next Read more »

About Testing.....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...clarify the different tests What types of tests are available? ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay): This is the initial HIV-antibody blood test. If a person gets a positive result, an additional ELISA test will be taken. If the initial... Read more »