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Number Of Mutations For Hiv

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HIV Resistance Testing

...Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the virus cause resistance. HIV mutates almost every time a new copy is made. Not every mutation causes resistance. The "wild type" virus is the most common form of HIV. Anything different from the wild...
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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 this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 "cost" to the virus for many... Read more »

Viral Strain Interpretation (K103N, VIRAL MUTATIONS, 2010)

How dangerous is K103N? Been undetectable since MArch 2009, want to know the history of this particular strain
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,K103N is an HIV mutation. Mutations are slight changes within HIV's RNA, the genetic material that provides all the information and instructions for how HIV functions. Read more »

Many mutations listed on my Genome/Phemone Test

Hello Dr. Sherer,I just received my Genome/Phenome Test back and found that I have the K103N mutation so my Dr. took me off Atripla and put me on Truvada and Intelence. At the end of the test, it also gave a complete listing of Mutations Detected...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Of the 32 mutations that you list, only 8 - 2 NRTI mutations and 6 PI mutations - are known to be (or, in two cases, may be) associated with reduced Read more »

Genotype results, mutations & treatment

Hi Doc, first I wanted to thank you for your help and suppport in order to cope with this situation. I just got my genotype (subtype B) and "NO Resistance Predicted" for all the antiretroviral drugs (NRTI, NNRTI & PI). But at the end of the report...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(Sustiva, Stocrin, part of Atripla) and nevirapine (Viramune, part of Triomune).Fortunately, while similar in name, the two mutations are quite different in effect. K103R is a so-called polymorphism (or natural genetic variation) not associated... Read more »
The Body

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 »
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 Read more »
Stanford University

New List of HIV Mutations Vital to Tracking AIDS Epidemic

...World Health Organization and seven other laboratories, researchers at the School of Medicine have compiled a list of 93 common mutations of the AIDS virus associated with drug resistance that will be used to track future resistance trends... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...different classes in order to attack HIV atmore than one step in its lifecycle. This is because HIV can make mistakes,called mutations, when it reproduces. Certain mutations prevent certain HIVdrugs from working. When this happens, we say that... Read more »
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...nervous system. The second animal study looked at the offspring of mice given AZT during pregnancy. The researchers found genetic mutations in two genes - K-ras and p53 ? which are associated with lung cancer in humans. The rates of lung cancer... Read more »

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...I work in the Mental Health profession, and have been part of the treatment team for some HIV patients who are suffering from mental illness and depression. I have seen a variety of patients...ranging from those who are Read more »

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...correctly. "HIV reproduces in the presence of the drugs and can mutate to become insensitive to them. "Apart from drug-resistant mutations of HIV-1, there are a number of different variants or strains of HIV-1 known around the world. "Some... Read more »