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New Strain Hiv

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

New Strains of HIV Spreading in India, Scientists Warn

"While India has drastically reduced the spread of HIV over the past decade, new strains of the virus that cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are troubling medical scientists in this country," Inter Press Service reports (Devraj,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Discover New Strain of HIV Closely Related to Simian Virus

Scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV in a 62-year-old woman from Cameroon that "differs from the three known strains ... and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas" according to a study... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Statement by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden on Rare Strain of HIV in a New York City Resident

On February 11, 2005, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported a case of HIV infection with a strain that is resistant to many drugs in three classes of HIV medications, and which appears to have progressed to AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

New Strain of HIV found

Hello Dr. Bob, I just heard on the news that doctors in NYC found a new strain of HIV that is resistant to 3 out of 4 types of HIV medications and progresses to AIDS very quickly. One doctor said that it is "much ado about nothing." To...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, I don't thing we can conclude either that it's "much ado about nothing" or that it's time to panic. Rather, I believe we need more information and we need it quickly to asses just how dangerous this situation... Read more »

new strains of HIV?

I am a long-time survivor living with HIV for 20 years. I am frequently asked questions concerning the different strains of HIV. I'm wondering how many strains have been identified and, as time goes on, are more strains being discovered?...
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
Hard question to answer because it depends on how specific you want to get. There are type strains (subtypes or clades) that go from A to J. These are somewhat geographical in origin. There are circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) which are viruses... Read more »

Is it possible that I caught new strain of HIV from Singapore and it's undetectable?

Dr. Bob - I have been reading the forum for the longtime and I really need your help. This is my third time posting the question. Here's is the brief history of my troubles. I visited the Singapore in March of 2008 and for the first time in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms do not "point to HIV." In fact, they are much more consistent with stress and anxiety than HIV.Your negative five-week HIV-antibody test coupled with your undetectable HIV viral load test at five weeks makes it... Read more »

New rare HIV strain test

Dear Dr.Thank you for answering my question.I totally agree with your opinion that any HIV can be detected by anti-body screening test.However it just like you have turkey on thanksgiving day and I've never seen what a turkey looks like in real...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,My assessment and advice remain unchanged.(See below)Why are you having CD4 tests run when you have absolutely no need for those tests? As for your two values, 942 and 833, these are, not unexpectedly, both completely normal! There is... Read more »
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new HIV strain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Having been through a past HIV scare, I was watching the news this evening and became quite concerned over what I heard. This medical segment went on to state that there have been at least a dozen HIV/AIDS patients in Vancouver that are no longer... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »

ref new strain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is true. The only good think it still seems to be unprotected anal. That's how most of hiv is spread anyway Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
That's it for me. NO MORE SEX. This new strain goes from infection to full blown AIDS in 3 months. No drugs affect in except one and that's not enough!! Screw this sex thing maybe GOD is trying to tell us somthing about the way we live. I am not the... Read more »