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Siv Virus Relation To Hiv Virus

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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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...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This definitely goes into the Miscelaneous category (no pun intented: CATegory!). I don't think it is likely to work this way. The whole monkey-human origin is based on the incredible similarity of Siamian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) and... Read more »


Doc,Please site the research which "fairly well proved" that HIV was adapted from SIV. And please tell your naive audience that SIV has never killed the monkey's it has infected.- A Republican comfortable with anal sex....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Comfortable Republican,References on HIV viral evolution (as opposed to a government plot to do in gays and drug addicts, or a medical experiment gone terribly wrong, or any of a number of other urban legends/ conspiracy theories) abound in... Read more »

wild virus and virus resistance?

Hello doc. Thank you for all your help. My question is this: Could you please explain what wild virus is? Is it possible to become resistant to a drug (example: sustiva) stop taking that drug for a long period of time and eventually not be resistant...
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
In the example you state, wild type is relative. Wild type means the naturally occurring HIV, in the absence of drug pressure. In almost all cases, wild type virus does not have drug mutations contained in it's genetic sequence. Resistant virus... Read more »


Dear Dr.Kull;A week ago, while playing with the monkeys, I got the saliva of one of the monkeys into my left eye. I read some articles on the net which state that the most of the SIV strains found in monkeys are almost identical to HIV-2 and might...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not aware of any documentation of SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) causing illness in humans. Research has shown that strains of SIV and HIV are similar, and that there is good reason to believe that HIV evolved from SIV. However, saying... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Blame the chimps! - Scientists say that they have solved the mystery about the origin of HIV
published: Wednesday | May 31, 2006


CONSPIRACY THEORIES abound - a polio vaccine mishap, biological warfare by the Russians, a plot to wipe... Read more »

Sbjct: 2nd POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things

Posted by DUDE
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »

unknown virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, please help try to answer this. I've had several negative test results for hiv 1 and 2 and had negative hiv-dna almost a year and half after unprotected exposure. But I recently had a positive result for hsv2. And I seem to have skin... 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 you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces... Read more »