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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parasitic Worm Infection Can Increase Susceptibility to HIV, Study Finds

People infected with parasitic worms that cause schistosomiasis might be more susceptible to HIV and more likely to transmit the virus, according to a study published Tuesday in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases , Reuters reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

A gene mutation that likely protected people living in sub-Saharan Africa from a form of malaria seldom found in the region now could make blacks more susceptible to HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Host &... Read more »
Ask the Experts

clinical significance of reductions in HIV susceptibility

What is the clinical significance of the reported fold changes in HIV susceptibility to various antiretroviral agents in response to HIV codon mutations? Can a drug that HIV has, for example, a 5-fold reduction in susceptibilty to still be...
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
Indeed it may, combined with other agents which have equal or greater potency and/or lack of resistance. In addition, certain mutations which confer resistance (genotypic and phenotypic) to one agent, may enhance the activity of other agents. For... Read more »

Am I more susceptible to...

I have been HIV+ for 3 years and seeing a HIV specialist for 2 years. My viral loads have always been low, 6K or less. My cd4 has been up and down between 500 - 800, between 20 - 35. In September my vl was 6K & cd4 539 at 22. At the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question and warm comments.Would seem to me, based on your numbers, that you've had a slow, but steady decline in both your CD4 count and percentages. This would indicate progressive immune function decline, perhaps resulting... Read more »

virual susceptibility test

I was diagnosed HIV+ in Feb-2005. At that time my CD4 was 544 and VL was 24,454. I went for my 6M F/U appt. on Sept-2005, and my numbers were; CD4=288 and VL=62,089. My Dr. suggested to start treatment but is running another set of numbers CD4...
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
Yup, agree with the plan, provided the numbers are consistent with the last set, or if the CD4 count is lower and viral load higher.... Read more »

How susceptible are the mucous membranes?

Hey Shannon,Pretty short question but I am curious. You hear horror stories about someone who contracts hiv via mucous membrane exposure but those are supposed to be rare. How susceptible are the mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and eyes to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi CarlYes you are correct. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or... Read more »
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