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HIV vs. FIV vs. SIV...

Dear Dr. Wohl:I know this question isn't in your "category", but, it isn't in any category active or inactive and I have come to respect and trust your feedback on this site. So, I ask you the question (and bear with me as you read along, you'll...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...the incredible similarity of Siamian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) and HIV. In fact there is very little difference between SIV and HIV-2, an HIV type that is found in Western Africa. FIV and HIV share less in common, as their hosts are quite... Read more »

SIV

Dear Dr.Kull;A week ago, while playing with the monkeys, I got the saliva of one of the monkeys... Read more »

HIV Origin

Hi Doc. What do you think about Tulane University's recent study that suggests SIV has been up to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Blocks HIV/SIV Transmission in Monkeys, Study Says; Could Lead to HIV-Blocking Microbicide for Humans

...intercourse in much of Africa and Asia, no female-controlled HIV prevention method currently is widely available ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 7/14). Because PSC-RANTES provided SHIV protection for 24 hours in the monkeys, if it is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Not Linked to SIV-Contaminated Polio Vaccines, Study Says

...not introduced into the human population through oral polio vaccines used in the 1950s in Africa that were contaminated with simian immunodeficiency virus, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science , Reuters reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Wild Chimpanzees Get AIDS-Like Illness

...to control the virus. Rhesus macaques are not natural SIV hosts but can become ill from an infection. Comparative research on SIV and HIV in the different hosts could help in developing HIV treatments and vaccines, said Don Sodora, a viral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Spread More Quickly Within the Body Than Previously Thought, Monkey Study Indicates

...examined the monkeys and counted the number of viruses made from the one cell over its life span. According to Perelson, SIV and HIV act similarly, so it is likely that HIV could behave the same way. He noted that prior studies, which found... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...early 1980s (by Robert Gallo) that the AIDS virus crossed species from an African green monkey. That theory didn't hold up, but Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses (SIVs) were identified as closely related to HIV. The findings of this latest study... Read more »

Where did HIV come from?

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...Alamos, N.M. The study appears Friday in the journal Science. Bhattachary said the most common form of HIV worldwide evolved from simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, that was in the chimpanzee. SIV genetically converted to HIV either while it... Read more »

DUDE

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...Science. Bhattachary said the most common form of HIV worldwide evolved from simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, that was in the chimpanzee. SIV genetically converted... Read more »

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Posted by DUDE
...Alamos, N.M. The study appears Friday in the journal Science. Bhattachary said the most common form of HIV worldwide evolved from simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, that was in the chimpanzee. SIV genetically converted to HIV either while it... Read more »