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Reverse Transcription Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...CXCR4co-receptor. This allows the virus to join with the CD4 cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion, HIV releases its RNA (genetic material) andenzymes (proteins that cause chemical reactions) into the CD4 cell. Reverse Transcription HIV's RNA contains the "instructions" that will reprogram the CD4 cellso that it produces more viruses. In order to be effective, HIV's RNA must bechanged into DNA. An HIV enzyme...
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Ubiquinol and atripla?

Hello, I am a 27yr old male revelry diagnosed with HIV. I have just started taking Atripla and take a Vitamin C 500mg as well as Multi Vitamin without Iron. Was wondering if you think taking 200mg of Ubiquinol is beneficial or if it has negative...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...side effect that was more common with Zerit and Videx. Coenzyme Q-10 at 200 mg per day does not have any interactions with HIV medications. It may help protect heart muscle from damage, but we need more data. It has also been shown in a small... Read more »

AIDS and Feces

Dear Sir/Madam,I thought AIDS is not found in feces, however, I came acrossthis site which illustrates that AIDS is found in feces. Canyou tell me whether AIDS is found in feces?thanks,Hajahere is the abstract of the article:A simple method for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...First off "AIDS" is not found in feces. AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It's a disease, not a specific pathogen. HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. It is the pathogen (virus) that causes HIV disease and AIDS. HIV can be detected in... Read more »

Quantification of PCR

Dear Dr.,I wonder if you could tell me what a PCR test quantifies in reality. Does it detects only the free virus in the blood, or does it shows also the amount of virus that is hosting the cells of the immunity system. Thanks, you're doing a great...
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
...disease. There are two tests which measure virus in the blood. One measures viral RNA in cell free plasma, so called RT-PCR (RT for reverse transcription, because you have to convert the HIV RNA to DNA before using PCR), and DNA PCR which... Read more »

Reverse transcriptase inhibitors effect on telomeres

I recently started on Atripla and was trying to understand how it works and potential long term effects. So as I understand it (and I'm not a microbiologist by any stretch) the main purpose of the Sustiva in Atripla is to inhibit the reverse...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any data that has shown that nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (that are HIV DNA chain terminators not directly involving human DNA) clinically impact human chromosome or telomore length/function. Non-nucleoside Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Emtricitabine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein)... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Tenofovir DF works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein)... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein)... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...only becomes critical when therapy is started.? Tebas P. When should antiretroviral therapy be initiated?. Medscape HIV/AIDS. 2002;8(1). ?The three tests for HIV-1 RNA were 100% sensitive for preseroconversion PHI [i.e. no people... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »