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Testing Positive For Hiv With A Mutation

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Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and PCR and bdna tests because their virus was a wierd strain or perhaps was a mutated form of the virus due to exposure to HIV Meds? I know this is...
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
Not that I am aware of. Read more »

Mutation Test for Anti-HIV Drugs

I recently read (in The Washington Blade) a brief piece about a mutation test that "a few" doctors... Read more »

Innate Immunity for HIV?? (DELTA 32 MUTATION, 2011)

Hi Doctor. (Love your Humor)I was wondering if someone can be immune from getting HIV/AIDS. I was... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

... What Is Resistance? How Does Resistance Develop? Types of Resistance Phenotypic Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

..."Duffy antigen," which enables some malaria parasites to enter red blood cells ( San Francisco Chronicle , 7/17). People with a genetic mutation that disables the Duffy antigen are protected against the Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite, a... Read more »
The Body

What Exactly Is a Mutation? And What Are All Those Numbers About?

... To make it easier to work with HIV resistance tests, researchers have a shorthand system for naming HIV mutations. An HIV "mutation" is actually just a slight change in a specific section of HIV's RNA, the genetic code that provides all the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...were researching CCR5 blockers, they discovered that some people do not have the CCR5 receptor on their T-cells. They have a genetic mutation called a "delta 32 mutation." These people seem to be at least partially resistant to HIV infection.... Read more »
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I made a mistake

Posted by craft, 2 Replies
...I tested positive this year and have gone on meds and am currently undetectable. I made a big mistake recently. I had sex with someone Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...nervous system. The second animal study looked at the offspring of mice given AZT during pregnancy. The researchers found genetic mutations in two genes - K-ras and p53 ? which are associated with lung cancer in humans. The rates of lung cancer... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it possible to have an undetectable or mutated hiv strain? Possible exposure 8 years ago, -ve elisa and DNA PCR taken in the past 4 months. Tons of symptoms within the last year Read more »

mutated hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently Is that true the fact that exist mutated hiv(can't detect Antibody test)? If the fact's true.. How should we do? Read more »