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Retro Backward-replicating Virus Hiv

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Damaged virus

Is there a possibility to introduce into the system a modified but reproductive virus to force it's copies to be damaged or unable to enter healthy cells? Could this be a plausible and rational way to eliminate the virus from the body? I mean a...
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
...already been some attempts at this with gene transfer studies, where a weakened cousin of HIV has had genes inserted into the virus, introduced this virus into an HIV infected person's stem cells, which are then put back into the person, where... Read more »

Resistant Virus

Dear Dr. Bob,I wrote to you on 2nd Nov , the subject (loose stools , not on meds). I wish to thank... Read more »

will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to Possible Cure

... Current HIV/AIDS drugs work by reducing the virus to undetectable levels but cannot eradicate it. Instead, HIV lies dormant in immune-system cells unreachable by medicines. Now, Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...considered to be more likely with this PI versus other options, primarily darunavir, given its activity against similarly resistant virus. Studies of this PI as a first regimen also demonstrated limitations to this drug, as it was not as... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause infection, disease, and even death. The immune system also gets rid... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...estimated 490,000 children under 15 years old, occurred in the year 2003 alone. HIV Is a Retrovirus HIV belongs to a class of viruses called retroviruses. Retroviruses are RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses, and in order to replicate (duplicate).... Read more »
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Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to cure

Posted by optimistic2009, 2 Replies
...possibly paving the way to a cure if repeated in humans. The model was then tested with 2,400 chemicals, 17 of which coaxed the virus out of hiding, starting up its normal process of replication. In humans, this would make HIV susceptible to... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...and she will treat you even before the test come back. In general, I would go with a 4-6 week rule - by then the bacteria or viruses would have time to replicate. Read more »


Posted by DUDE
...Subject: SECOND POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things Fellas fellas fellas,,,, It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If Read more »