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Virulence Of Hiv

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virul load

hi Dr. what is the role of virul load when hiv infection transfer from one persone to another
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.The risk of spreading HIV from one person to another goes up the higher the viral load. The viral load is the amount of virus in every drop of blood...the Read more »

cd4 virul load

my cd4 is 303 and virul load is 22500 after 8 years how good or bad is this? Read more »

Fatal HIV Encephalitis in HIV-Seronegative Patients

Doc, Just came across this link on CDC website, its only a few weeks... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Be Becoming Increasingly Virulent, Study Says

...more virulent -- Reuters reports. The report analyzed data for 2,174 HIV-positive people who were enrolled in the TriService AIDS Clinical Consortium HIV Natural History Study. None of the participants previously had taken antiretroviral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

...South African policy, anyone with HIV should be tested for TB, and vice versa. In practice, this guidance often is ignored, said AIDS activist Paula Akugizibwe, "because of lack of infrastructure and resources." The full report, " The Prevalence... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Threat Looms Large in Botswana

...An epidemic of AIDS that afflicts more than a third of the population of Botswana threatens to undermine one of the continent's most democratic and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Salk Gets $21 Million to Study HIV/AIDS

...Salk Institute for Biological Studies to investigate how the body's immune system responds immediately after it is exposed to HIV. It is hoped the research will contribute to the development of new HIV therapies and better understanding of why... Read more »
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Even more dissapointed!

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
...Americans and 40 million people worldwide are infected with HIV. The vast majority of these individuals are destined to die of AIDS unless truly effective therapy can be developed. For them, as well as many more who will become infected within... Read more »

Good god... 3-class-resistant strain in NYC!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...resistant to three of the four types of anti-viral drugs that combat the disease, and progresses from infection to full-blown AIDS in two or three months, the health department said. ``We've identified this strain of HIV that is difficult or... Read more »

Another Thing.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...theories. Bottom line, if you want the best answers, call organizations like the GMHC and SFAF they are very serious about hiv/aids and you'll get the best info. Also, trust your Dr. and let them know your fears and concerns. If you have an hiv... Read more »

What's worse?

Posted by pozsailor1, 1 Reply
...Just hiv-1 elisa neg at 12 months. My question is...and please take this serious. Would it be better to have hiv-1 with all of the meds Read more »