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The Evolution Of Hiv Virus

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

"[B]efore researchers can develop new drugs" to "stave off the worst that viruses" -- such as HIV -- and "bacteria can produce, ... they must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Find Evidence About Evolution of HIV in Lemurs

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a virus related to HIV in the genetic makeup of the Madagascar grey mouse lemur, a finding that could provide new evidence about the origins of HIV, according to a study... Read more »

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Testing and Prevention Among African... Read more »
Ask the Experts

viral hiv plasma evolution (3rd time)

Dear Mark,i have several doubs about the viral load evolution in a recent infected person.Could viral load be under current limit detection (50 copies/ml) after ...let's say 40 days postinfection?Thaks very much for your answer....
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
Unlikely if it is truly 40 days after infection.... Read more »


I read 75% of HIV infected people taking meds will eventually learn they have to switch to different meds; the virus evolves and outsmarts their regimen. Is this accurate? Secondly, how will age factor in this? I'm 59, POZ less than 2 years,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Not true at all.Most medication switches in the US in the present are due to side effects. Resistance only occurs if a patient started a suboptimal regimen that did not provide at least two active medications to which their virus has not developed... Read more »


hi docto,In your opinium who is the next evolution in hiv treatment and when this will happen?Thanks....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future - Yogi BerraHowever, the near future is not that hard to predict. More and more HIV therapies are being combined into as few tablets as possible. That means there will be more one... Read more »

No evolution in treatment strategies. After more than a decade we still have HAART

Looking at the current pipeline of new meds in development I have the impression that nothing new is being studied but the companies are trying to fill the gap for those who are resistant to most of the meds. I understand the importance but I...
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
Your comments and observations are well beyond the scope of this forum. Although I would point to integrase and maturation inhibitors, in addition to co-receptor inhibitors as not being the "same old medicines". Also, it is extremely rare... Read more »
Connect With Others

Evolution of my First Three Weeks after testing

Posted by TheGoodLife, 2 Replies
DAY 1: Preliminary positive, Rapid Elisa test. I took the news very hard, and I almost passed out. I spent the next 24 hours in bed, panicked, crying and shaking. Bad, bad day. One of the worst ever.

WEEK 1: Researched, researched, researched... Read more »

Gallo's New Virus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
c 2001 by satirist Marcel Girodian


By Gina Kolada
The New York Times

Washington D.C. (December 17)--Dr. Robert Gallo, discoverer of the AIDS virus, stunned the scientific community today with the discovery of a... Read more »

Living With the AIDS Virus

Posted by Anonymous
Here's a topical book by SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, edited by:SAMIRAN PANDA,ANINDYA CHATTERJI,ABU S ABDUL-QUADER
It traces the evolution of the HIV epidemic in India and documents how the largest democracy in the world has responded to it. It... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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