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Is Hiv Genetic

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Hiv Genetic?

I am HIV positive and have a question pertaining to the genetic possibility of passing this disease on to offspring. Would this be highly likley? I have been negative due to medicine for over 10 years. Would this still be possible?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, HIV is not transmitted genetically. It can be passed from an infected mother to her child during childbirth. However, this is not genetic, but direct transmission, and can be prevented with current treatments.... Read more »

HIV tests - genetic?

How do you test for HIV? Can it be determined GENETICALLY? Is the 'Line Immunoassay'... Read more »

Getting HIV by touching genetals

Dear doctor while in a bar I touched the genetals of a sex worker bridles with my thumb. My thumb... Read more »
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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

Researchers Discover Genetic Circuit in HIV That Controls Whether Virus Activates, Remains Dormant

Researchers from the University of California-San Diego and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the genetic circuit in HIV that controls whether the virus is activated or remains dormant, according to a study published in the March 16... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Australian Health Minister Abbott Approves Plan to Genetically Track HIV Cases

Australian Health Minister Tony Abbott earlier this month approved a plan to develop a genetic profile of HIV in people living with the virus nationwide, Australia's The Age reports. According to The Age , the plan, called the HIV Epidemiology... 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 »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR 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 »

mutated hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently Is that true the fact that exist mutated hiv(can't detect Antibody test)?
If the fact's true.. How should we do?

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To the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I read the story about the lady in the post (anything is possibile) the thread is given. Could you please tell us how her situtation is different then most. What is her HIV not the same as most? Read more »