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What Is The Virus Responsible For Aids

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Response to " What is a quad virus"

I have wounder that myself.How they came to that conculsion? I figured that I got reinfected.Which I don't see how everytime I used protection and always told those who I slept with....
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 exists within an infected person as a family of very similar, but slightly different viruses called quasi-species. We can detect different strains within a person using sophisticated molecular biology testing. To have multiple quasi-species is... Read more »

non response after rapid response.

My partner has HIV/HepC type 1. In addition to HAART, he was started on Pegasys and Ribavirin... Read more »

Med Reaction In Late Stage AIDS/Hemolytic Responses

Hello:Recently, after 19+ years of resisting meds and remaining stable I began Truvada plus... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CCR5 Genetic Variation Responsible for Resistance to HIV Might Decrease Resistance to West Nile Virus, Study Says

People living with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells -- which has shown resistance to HIV -- might have an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus, according to a study published in the Jan. 17 online edition of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Pieces in Response to XV International AIDS Conference

Several newspapers published editorials and opinion pieces in response to the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Summaries of some of the editorials and opinion pieces appear below: Editorials Arizona Republic : AIDS... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

An Open Letter From Phill Wilson, CEO, Black AIDS Institute on the Election of President-Elect Barack Obama and the Potential to Strengthen the National AIDS Response

Today is World AIDS day and I'm thinking about President-elect Barack Obama. As a 52-year-old Black gay man with HIV, I have many reasons to welcome the inauguration of Barack Obama. A big one is that an Obama administration has enormous potential... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black Leaders Convene AIDS Mobilization Summit in Response to New Washington D.C. HIV/AIDS Data

Washington, D.C. -- Leaders of traditional Black political, civil rights, social, and faith based organizations will come together with local AIDS and community based organizations on Monday, May 4, 2009 for a D.C. Black AIDS Leadership... Read more »
Connect With Others

Two responses I thought worthy of re-posting

Posted by Anonymous
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter) the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If Hepatitis is a Virus and can be cured why not HIV ? Read more »

Gallo's New Virus

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
c 2001 by satirist Marcel Girodian


By Gina Kolada
The New York Times

Washington D.C. (December 17)--Dr. Robert Gallo, discoverer of the AIDS virus, stunned the scientific community today with the discovery of a... Read more »