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New Medical Discoveries With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Project Inform

New Piece of the Inflammation Puzzle Uncovered; Discovery Describes How Immune Cells Die During HIV Infection

Two separate articles published simultaneously today in Science and Nature magazines further describe our understanding of how and why a large number of CD4 cells die during HIV infection. The results from this research -- conducted by Dr.... Read more »

HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KNOW HIV/AIDS Campaign Considers Reworking Its Messages After Discovery of Rare HIV Strain

The " KNOW HIV/AIDS " awareness campaign is "weighing changes" to its messages following last week's announcement of the detection of a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, which illustrates the disease "remains an elusive and dangerous enemy," the ... 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 »

Discovery of HepC

When did Michael Houghton discover Hepatitis C? How long has the medical industry known of Hepatitis C? ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
He found it in the late 1980's, but the test was not standardized for blood banking effectively until June 1992. There was some testing for it in 1991, but it was not perfect. He is working hard on a vaccine for HCV now. DTD... Read more »


Who discovered HIV?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIV was discovered in 1984 by two scientific groups- one in the United States, led by Robert Gallo and a second group in France, led by Luc Montangnier.... Read more »
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. If the drugs are considered "experimental or investigational,"the insurance company can deny coverage. This is usually defined as adrug not yet recognized throughout the medical profession in the U.S. assafe and effective for the... Read more »
Connect With Others

new discovery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would just like to post a little positive info on the fight against hiv from today. Maybe it will lead to good things.

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New city, New job, New HIV status...too much.

Posted by Nathan, 3 Replies
So... I am 4 days into knowing I am positive, 5 months in a new part of the country and obviously in a new job.
I have made a couple of friends, feeling things out in a new city, trying to plant roots and to start a new chapter...

Well... Didn't... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users,

Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and... Read more »

new-better medication news-hope it helps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Tuesday June 20 7:22 PM ET

Scientists Hope New Compound Is Better AIDS Drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers said on Tuesday they may have created a new compound to fight the virus that
causes AIDS.

The compound may survive in cells longer than... Read more »