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Should People Who Have Hiv Have To Identify Themselves

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Identifies Why People With HIV Are More Likely to Develop TB

Researchers recently identified why people who have HIV/AIDS are more susceptible to getting tuberculosis, the ANI/ Times of India reports. The research, which is published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, explains how HIV interferes with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Plans to Expand HIV Testing to Identify People Who Need Antiretroviral Treatment

The Chinese government plans to expand HIV testing to identify people in the country who need antiretroviral treatment, Vice Health Minister Wang Longde said on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports (Hoo, Associated Press, 6/29). The Chinese... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Officials Identify Several People Who Might Have Related Strain of Rare HIV Detected Last Month

Investigators have identified several patients who might have a related strain of the rare, highly drug-resistant HIV strain detected in a New York City man last month but are unsure if the cases are related, New York City health officials said on... Read more »
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Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was positive.The hospital asked me for a second blood sample saying they wished to culture it. However they did not tell me the result of the culture even...
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
Antibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »

How are rapid progressors identified?

I was infected just 3 years ago. No resistance to any meds as per the G/P test. In the last 3 months I have kept check, my CD numbers have dropped from 502 (May 29) to 376 (July 19) to 226 (October 9) and my VL has increased from 8,000 to 50,000 to...
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
You are correct to worry about the trend. Progression is complex and is related to the type of virus you were infected by, and your underlying genetics. Although isentress is already approved for people who are HIV treatment experienced, the data... Read more »

Bone density loss cause identified, labs back to normal?

You were right about the vitamin d deficiency and calcium metabolism irregularity. My test results looked like this: 25(OH) Vit D - 4 ng/ml; very low Vitamin D levels. He agreed with you and thought that these fractures were not caused by hiv, but...
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
1. Your hypothesis is plausible. There is published data to suggest that vitamin D deficiency is associated with greater progression of HIV infection. Vitamin D is also associated with multiple pathways of immune function. Blips are usually a HIV... Read more »

Identifying HIV-related versus mundane abdominal fat

Dear Doctor,Here is a question that may be of interest to other readers: how do we distinguish between HIV (or HIV-treatment)-related abdominal fat as opposed to mundane abdominal fat? Does it look any different? I live in the US, 50 years old,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Discriminating between the usual middle-age fat and HIV lipodystrophy can be important, but usually isn't that difficult. Typical fat accumulation is subcutaneous (below the skin) while HIV abdominal fat is... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

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Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any prospect of a cure for HIV infection.

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group N infections difficult to identify....

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1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links

Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »

group N difficult to be identified!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links


Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »