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When Was Hiv First Identified

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida Community Where Heterosexual Sex First Identified as HIV Risk Factor Still Has High HIV Prevalence, Study Says

A rural Florida community -- where researchers in 1986 determined that heterosexual sex and not mosquitoes was the primary transmission route of HIV -- continues to have high HIV prevalence, although prevention programs might have helped lower the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Launching Program to Identify New HIV Infections Within Two to Three Months

San Francisco this month will launch a two-year pilot program to identify new HIV infections soon after they occur, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and aims to reduce the number of new cases... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Researchers Identify Novel Type of Antibody That Potently Inhibits HIV Infection

A small antibody fragment that is highly effective in neutralizing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by preventing the virus from entering cells has been identified by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National... Read more »
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Using a Biopsy To Identify or Rule Out HIV infection?

I have a patient who initially presented 2 1/2 weeks after possible exposure with submandibular, inguinal and axillary lymphadenopathy - submandibular has gone but rest persist as well as swelling behind knees and oral thrush out to 6 months post...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question and comments.I am not aware of tissue biopsies being used to diagnose HIV infection-- indeed I'd find it very unlikely, given a negative P24 antigen and HIV RNA PCR that your patient would have HIV infection.Elevated... Read more »

Follow up to 'Using a Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection'

Dear Mark - firstly thanks for the quick reply - just a follow up. You mention that there is no need for a biopsy to confirm a diagnosis that the blood tests will accomplish. However, do you feel in this instance further blood testing (Elisa or...
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
I have not heard of such case previously, or if that is even plausible.... Read more »

Use Of Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection

Dear Dr Holodniy - just repeating a previous question. I'd really appreciate your advice.Patient initially presented 2 1/2 weeks post possible exposure with submandibular, inguinal and axillary lymphadenopathy - submandibular has gone but rest...
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
Although HIV infection does have certain characteristics that can be identified in lymph nodes there would be no reason to use such an invasive test to confirm a diagnosis that can be accomplished with blood tests.... Read more »

SUBTYPES IDENTIFIED?

Dear Dr. Holodniy,Can you provide me an approximate date when sub-types HIV-1 N and O were "first" identified? Seconly, did they originate in Africia, and are they common in this hemisphere? Thanks in advance!...
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
1. mid to late 1990's2. Yes3. No, if you are speaking of the North/South American continents.... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

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Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any prospect of a cure for HIV infection.

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group N infections difficult to identify....

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1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links

Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »

group N difficult to be identified!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links


Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »