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Is Hiv A Virus That Is Particularly Difficult To Eradicate

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Being Alive

HIV Eradication: The Quest for a Cure

Major investments in science have resulted in the worldwide availability of over 20 anti-HIV drugs. When used in combination, these drugs restore health, prolong life and reduce transmission of the virus. HIV-infected individuals who harbor... Read more »
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The Next Stage of HIV Eradication: Finding the Secret Reservoirs

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
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An Update on the Present -- and Future -- of HIV Eradication

While at CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Robert Siliciano, M.D., one of the world's foremost researchers on the topic of HIV eradication. In August 2008 at the XVII International AIDS Conference, Siliciano offered evidence that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Virus eradication

For someone who is HIV Positive and has Hep C, went through 48 weeks of treatment and the virus came back within three months, was put on treatment again with another peg for 12 months, is it possible to clear the virus with this course of second...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is the million dollar question. We do not know the answer to your important question at this time. Nor do we know if retreatment for a longer period of time may be necessary.Patients with HIV and HCV tend to have higher HCV viral loads than... Read more »

virus eradication

putting all efforts into a vaccine is not a good strategy. we have a vaccine - abstinence! funding should go toward eradicating the hiv virus from the host. we may develop a vaccine for hiv now, but what about 20 years from now when a new, more...
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
Perhaps, but that was also said about polio and small pox.... Read more »

Supposedly a cure to eradicate?But govt doesn't want to release.

Dr.Young, I wanted your thoughts on this. I am undetectable with a good CD4 count on my last labs. I have actually spoken with an HIV Tester/counselor who in his opinion thinks that there already is a cure to completely eradicate HIV. However the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Yes, there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll and the earth is flat too.Sorry, though the conspiracy theory is a convenient explanation for difficult science (and drug companies sometimes don't do themselves... Read more »

Difficult (but important) question about different techniques to sequence the virus

Hi Doc, I understand Brian Conway's team (University of British Columbia) picked up an atypical case of HIV by sending a plasma sample for resistance test, even though the patient had negative ELISAs 12 and 14 months after exposure, negative...
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
This is too complex of a question to answer here. You are correct that PCR is used in the first step of the genotyping resistance assay followed by a sequencing reaction to determine the DNA sequence that uses different biochemical steps. PCR is not... Read more »
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New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
I'm sure most of the forum members have seen the latest good news story doing the rounds. I feel quite hopeful that this might be the big news story developing.
We have to have hope even if its slim hope. Ive enclosed a brief on the story if you... Read more »

New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
I'm sure most of the forum members have seen the latest good news story doing the rounds. I feel quite hopeful that this might be the big news story developing.
We have to have hope even if its slim hope. Ive enclosed a brief on the story if you... Read more »

group N infections difficult to identify....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links

Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »

group N difficult to be identified!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links


Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »