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What Is The Name Of The Virus That Causes Aids?

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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Generic vs. brand name causes rebound?

My son was diagnosed with HIV at age 1. He developed a resistance to one drug in his cocktail in the first year, and it was believed that his birth mother passed on a strain that was resistant to it. He's now 6 and has been on the same cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no particular reason to think that the switch from branded Ziagen to generic abacavir should be responsible for your son's increased viral load.The first thing that should happen is an assessment for... Read more »

The virus infecting lymphocytes to cause aids

What is the virus called which infects the T-lymphocytes to cause AIDS?...
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
HIV, human immunodeficiency virus type 1.MH... Read more »

Are AIDS and HIV two separate viruses?

Hi, my name is Holly and I'm a student at Cabrillo College in Aptos California. I am doing a research paper on AIDS and I am getting a little confused about what is a proven fact and what is assumed to be true. What is your stand on Peter...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Dear Holly,No responsible medical professional working with, or on a cure for, AIDS agrees with Mr. Duesburg's "interesting" theory anymore. When he first proposed it, most scientists with an open mind considered it, but now, as... 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 »
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ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" (REWRITE OF PT.1)

Posted by POZGAL43
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU RIGHT NOW! BUT I KNOW I GOT TO NAME YOU WHERE WE CAN BOTH HAVE THESE CHATS ON EVERY DAY BASIC.SO HOW ABOUT THE NAME "HERB" SO OK! "HERB" NOW WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS UNTIL YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND... Read more »

ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" PT. 1

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU, BUT I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NAME "HERB" BECAUSE WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS. UNTIL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND TO KICK MY OLD BODY TO THE HEAVENLY ABOVE SO "HERB", WHAT`S NEXT ON YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS OLD... Read more »

the other death viruses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone have any info on the other death viruses? I happen to know from experience that there is a strain of retrovirus that causes lymphoma/leukemia and leads to a pretty horrible death, and it's going around NYC and Boston and there is neither a... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »