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What Cells Does The Hiv Virus Infect

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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
My question is:
Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several mutations that are not bad for our organism or changes the... Read more »

Can virus be passed on shortly after infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering how soon HIV can be passed on to a partner after the point of infection? Is it possible to infect a partner in the first 2-to-3 weeks after contraction ,
or does it take a few more weeks than that for the virus to show up enough in... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »
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Cell-free virus in semen

Dear MarkCould you please tell me the quantity of cell-free HIV virus present in 1mil of infected semen?Yours sincerely...
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
It could range from a few hundred to a million copies/ml.... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
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 alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

re-infection with a "good" virus

I was wondering if a person who has a very high VL and very low T-cells, despite taking meds, were to attempt to "re-infect" themselves with the semen from somebody who has perfect numbers and feels great all the time and has no problems...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The problem is that just because another person has "good numbers" doesn't mean that his or her virus is a "good virus" for someone else. There is a very important interplay between a specific virus and a specific host that... Read more »
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