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What Has Caused The Evolution Of Drug-resistant Strains Of Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

... Table of Contents What Is Resistance? What Causes Resistance? Cross-Resistance and Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control
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Reinfection risk in HIV+ Partners with same viral strain (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Hi. My partner and I were both diagnosed with HIV this past week. We are pretty sure we know where it came from and then it was given to the other partner. My question is, Would having unprotected sex be a risk for reinfection if we both of us have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information and make informed decisions about safer sex for themselves. In the early 1980s many did not want to believe that HIV was caused by unsafe sex. Many people have dearly paid the price for that belief. The optimal outcome here is for... Read more »

Resistance (TWO HIV POSITIVES, 2009)

Hello Robert,I met a guy and we are both HIV+ him 23 years and me 7 years.His CD4 is 155 and Viroload is undetectable on treatmentMy CD4 is 528 and Viroload is 3547 no treatmentHis virus is resistant to 90% of all medicine.My virus show hardly no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information and make informed decisions about safer sex for themselves. In the early 1980s many did not want to believe that HIV was caused by unsafe sex. Many people have dearly paid the price for that belief. The optimal outcome here is for... Read more »

Same strain of Hiv.Is reinfection possible

If my hiv+ partner infected me does this mean that we have the same strain of the virus and if so would having unprotected sex with him pose a risk of getting reinfected.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information and make informed decisions about safer sex for themselves. In the early 1980s many did not want to believe that HIV was caused by unsafe sex. Many people have dearly paid the price for that belief. The optimal outcome here is for... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Right? Yeah, I suspected as much. Now please think this through rationally, OK? HIV is an STD, a sexually transmitted disease, caused by a germ, a virus called human immunodeficiency virus. If neither you nor your partner has the AIDS virus... Read more »
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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the wrist, spine, and hip. Osteopenia Like osteoporosis, osteopenia is caused by a loss of bone minerals that leads to lower-than-normal bone density. It is a less serious condition; however,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the virus cause resistance. HIV mutates almost every time a new copy is made. Not every mutation causes resistance. The "wild type"... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...if you take any complementary therapies. Recreational Drugs and Alcohol There have been reports of overdoses, some fatal, caused by takingrecreational drugs and HIV drugs. Interactions between ecstasy or amphetamines(crystal meth, speed) and... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...copies, your health care provider may tell you that yourresults are "undetectable." Being undetectable is the best result because it means your virus is undercontrol. However, undetectable does not mean that you have been cured of HIV;it just... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...point on my body in July 2009. could it be HIV. I did my cd4 early may 2010 and it was 400 and cd% 32. This got me worried because I have a fungal infection tinea pedis that is failing to clear on my feet soles even with Oral and Topical... Read more »

There is more than one strain!

Posted by paman1964, 1 Reply
...I hear there is more than one strain of HIV and that if you are re-infected with a different strain, than it can cause serious illness sooner? I have been abstinent since diagnosed in June and I feel safer this way! Thanks for all your replies Read more »

Now the experts aren't sure??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...year old female that was diagnosed 3 years ago...HIV positive. And apparently have had this for 13 years before diagnosis because of the type of strain of the virus. At the time of discovery I was so ill that I thought I was dying. I was seeing a... Read more »

The truth about HEAL and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...diseases," arbitrarily strung together to create the illusion of a new epidemic. Where real illness occurs, Duesberg says, it is caused by recreational and pharmaceutical drugs, not a virus. If anyone has doubts, they aren't expressed. The... Read more »