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New Discovery About Hiv Virus

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

"An effective vaccine against the AIDS virus may have moved one step closer to reality, researchers said Thursday," the Los Angeles Times reports. "Federal researchers have identified a pair of naturally occurring antibodies that are able to kill... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

New Protein Discovery Could Lead to New HIV Drugs

A team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently discovered a new protein that enables HIV to destroy human cells. The discovery provides scientists with an important look into the complex interactions between... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protein Discovery Could Lead to Development of New Antiretroviral That Prevents HIV From Entering Cells, Study Says

The discovery of a type of peptide -- short proteins that include natural and artificial compounds such as hormones and antibiotics -- could lead to the development of a new antiretroviral drug that prevents HIV from entering human cells, according... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv drug discovery from high speed supercomputers and drug resistance

As you already know, President Obama set aside approx $126 million in this years budget to develop next generation exascale supercomputers. Due to the fact that supercomputers have an unlimited potential to help find solutions to serious problems,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Steve,I and all other folks with common sense would support investments in science, research and technology (rather than war and tax cuts for billionaires). Unfortunately the Republicans don't see it that way. Their budget cuts are... Read more »

Can get new Virus?

Hye there,My name is Mat, i'm from Malaysia.i'm +ve Hiv, if i having sex with someone which is +ve too, can i get a new HIV virus from him/her?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mat,Yes, it's possible. See below. I recommend safer sex techniques (condoms) even if both partners are HIV positive, not only to prevent superinfection with another strain of HIV, but also to prevent other unrelated STDs.Dr. BobSex after 50... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

On antivirals built in protection against new strain of virus

Have asked this before but tono avail. If when a person is exposed to HIV the treatment is a series of antivirals, why would not an HIV positive person, taking antivirals, as in my case, Eprivir, Abacavir and Sustiva, already have some protection...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well he might indeed have some protection from a strain of virus different from the one he already has, but then again he might not! For instance, what if he's exposed to a strain that is resistant to one or more of the meds he's on?... Read more »
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Gallo's New Virus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
c 2001 by satirist Marcel Girodian


By Gina Kolada
The New York Times

Washington D.C. (December 17)--Dr. Robert Gallo, discoverer of the AIDS virus, stunned the scientific community today with the discovery of a... Read more »

New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
My question is:
Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several mutations that are not bad for our organism or changes the... Read more »