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What Does It Mean That Hiv Is A Retrovirus

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When to Start Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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Reverse Transcriptase-Is it only related to retrovirus's?

Good day,I sort of understand how rt works and the mechanism nukes and nonnukes work in it's lifecycle to interupt repliction.I am confused about a few things though.Is rt carried out by an enzyme, and is this enzyme needed by the body to carry...
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
Reverse transcriptase is not a normal enzyme in the human body. Although the HIV drugs affect the function of this viral enzyme specifically, they are close cousins to the building blocks needed to make DNA by a human cell. We are just beginning to... Read more »

please describe Acute Retrovirus Seroconversion rash that you have seen.

Dr. Bob,Hello good man. Gay male, neg, awaiting hopefully another 45 days for a 90 day woohoo after getting the mild assurance of a 25 day woo hoo after "low risk" one night unproteceted oral and topping non insertive anal frottage with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Can I please describe "everything (I) know" about the rash caused by ARS? Yes, I can, but no I will not. It would take pages and pages and I do not feel it is a valid use of my time nor would it be particularly fascinating or useful... Read more »

htlv-3 is a new retrovirus

Dr. ConwayHTLV-3 was once the name for what is now known as HIV-1. but sometime in late 2004, two new retroviruses were discovered: HTLV-3 and HTLV-4. Please research this so the man who's post you answered doesn't slip into a depression....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I stand properly corrected. In the journal Retrovirology, a group at the Pasteur Institute recently reported on a new human retrovirus, tentatively called HTLV-3. I show a direct link to the May 12, 2005 paper... Read more »

Does PEP have therapeutic benefit for all retro-viruses?

Finished PEP and then tested NEG on my first HIV Ab test 6 weeks post exposure. So far so good. The side effects of Atripla were hell but I didn't miss a dose and I actually felt very healthy during the 30 day prescription. Was wondering if...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Antiretroviral (or HIV) medications are very, very specific- they only treat HIV-1. Some medications also treat HIV-2 and 3 medications (tenofovir, lamivudine and emtricitabine) treat hepatitis B virus. They're... Read more »
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ARS from non HIV retroviruses?

Posted by bobarama
can you get ars, sexually or through blood transfusion, from retroviruses other than HIV? Read more »

retrovirus HIV human made?

Posted by vaccineman, 2 Replies
I dont know if this topic is appropriate here but i always wondered if HIV was man made. For what I know scientists started playing with viruses in 1905 then came WW2 with all those experiments of the NAZI labs ( very advanced for their time). The... Read more »

nuevo retrovirus XMRV igual sintoma que vih

Posted by mariana, 2 Replies
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LEAN ESTE LINK ESPECIALMENTE ATERRORIZADO JER Y DEMAS QUE HAYAN TENIDO SINTOMAS RAROS DESPUES DE LA RELACION SEXUAL. ACA EL TESTIMONIO DE QUIEN TUVO TODOS LOS SINTOMAS DE VIH Y PASO POR MILES DE... Read more »

Does HIV postive really mean anything?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
HI forgive me i say soemthing that may sound stupid. I have read alot abt HIV AND AIDS, BUT recently reading Christine Maggiore i am wondering is she might be right. She challenges almost every known fact on HIV/aids 'That many experts now contend... Read more »