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Taxonomy Of Hiv Virus

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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...CD4 cell's DNA. Transcription Once the virus has become part of (is integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts the long chains of HIV proteins intosmaller pieces. As the smaller protein pieces come together with copies...
Ask the Experts

could HIV virus survive in animal's body?

could HIV virus reproduce in animal's body such as birds?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Please note the "H" in HIV stands for "Human." HIV does not survive or reproduce in other creatures. Lucky for them, eh?Dr. Bob Read more »

Modes of transfer for HIV Virus

Hi MarkWhat is the modes of transfer for HIV Virus and also life of the VIRUS.
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
I suggest you go to the TheBody website and look for the answers to these questions. Read more »

how could one tell if HIV virus gone?

Are there any lab tests to know definately if HIV virus totally gone--has this ever happened?
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
...infection. Very sophisticated molecular tests are required to determine if blood cells and cells from other organs no longer have the HIV virus in them. Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay. Read more »
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HIV Frontlines : An Interview With Anthony Fauci, M.D.

...Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones 1986 International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses names the virus HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus Clinical trials of antiretroviral drug AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) begin World... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

... Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...themselves. Before you talk to your children about HIV, it is important for you to know the facts. What Is HIV? HIV stands for "Human Immunodeficiency Virus" Without treatment, HIV will eventually wear down the immune system in most people... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Your immune system is your body's defense system.... 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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) 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 »