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Number Of Mutations For Hiv

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What Exactly Is a Mutation? And What Are All Those Numbers About?

To make it easier to work with HIV resistance tests, researchers have a shorthand system for naming HIV mutations. An HIV "mutation" is actually just a slight change in a specific section of HIV's RNA, the genetic code that provides all the... Read more »

APOBEC3G/F Mutation Not Responsible for HIV Viremia Control in Most Elite HIV Suppressors

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Amino Acid Mutations in Protein Might Make HIV Vulnerable to Immune System Attack, Study Finds

Mutations found in four amino acids in the protein that surrounds HIV might make the virus vulnerable to the immune system, according to a study published in the January issue of PLoS Medicine , ANI/ Thailand News reports. For the study, Julie... Read more »
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Number of mutations

Welcome! I was wondering if anyone has ever quantified the number of possible mutations? Are there common ones and less common ones. Which are the most common mutations?...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
The International AIDS Society - USA maintains an updated listof clinically significant HIV mutations that can be easily accessed at was last updated in October, 2003.The total number is significantly higher... Read more »

CCR5 Mutation Testing recently released an interview with Jeffrey Laurence, M.D. about the Berlin Patient effectively being cured of HIV. The article was very informative. On one hand it fills those whose lives are touched by HIV with hope that a cure can be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Screening for the delta 32 CCR5 mutation remains primarily a research tool at present. (See below.)Regarding your partner's concerns, review the information in the chapter on magnetic couples in the archives of this forum. I'll... Read more »

To med or not to med (DELTA 32 MUTATION) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Dr. FrascinoI was diagnosed 5 years ago as being HIV positive, which was kind of a shock considering I had done a study in San Francisco that said I lacked some gene that allowed the virus to attach. Anyway here I am 5 years later and my viral load...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J,Regarding the gene mutation, I would assume it was the delta 32 mutation, which confers resistance to some, but not all, strains of HIV ("CCR5" virus can't get in, but "CXCR4" can). This is one of the worries about... Read more »

Follow-up to K103N Mutation

I was reading the question about the K103N mutation. I think you said it can occur if a person isn't taking an NNRTI. It got me thinking about something. Are HIVers who are delaying meds because they have high CD4s in danger of developing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I feared my response to that question was going to be too technical and that no one would bother reading it. Thanks for disproving that concern!Spontaneous mutations, including K103N, can occur whenever HIV replicates; however, there is usually a... Read more »
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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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HIV mutation lights way to a cure for AIDS

Posted by ashler1977, 1 Reply
Excellent news!

SYDNEY (January 16, 2013) An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.

David Harrich from... Read more »


Posted by drnsee, 3 Replies
I'm aware that the HIV virus itself may mutate over time. However, my partner who has had HIV twice as long as I have heard that it actually mutates your own [human] DNA. That it integrates into your system so much that this happens over time.

I'm... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is it possible to have an undetectable or mutated hiv strain? Possible exposure 8 years ago, -ve elisa and DNA PCR taken in the past 4 months. Tons of symptoms within the last year or so.... candida interigo rash, HPV oral warts, proximal toe nail... Read more »