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When Was Hiv Identified

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Rise in HIV Identified Among Older Adults in China

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported that according to the Chinese National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, the number of adults ages 50 and older with HIV or AIDS in China has increased. The researchers reviewed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Outbreak Identified Among Black Male College Students in North Carolina; Probably Not Limited to State, Study Says

Public health officials have identified an HIV outbreak among black male college students in North Carolina, with the number of newly diagnosed cases suddenly increasing over the previous four years, according to a study presented on Tuesday at the... Read more »
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Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was positive.The hospital asked me for a second blood sample saying they wished to culture it. However they did not tell me the result of the culture even...
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
Antibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »

Identifying HIV-related versus mundane abdominal fat

Dear Doctor,Here is a question that may be of interest to other readers: how do we distinguish between HIV (or HIV-treatment)-related abdominal fat as opposed to mundane abdominal fat? Does it look any different? I live in the US, 50 years old,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Discriminating between the usual middle-age fat and HIV lipodystrophy can be important, but usually isn't that difficult. Typical fat accumulation is subcutaneous (below the skin) while HIV abdominal fat is... 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 »

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 »
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Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

Posted by optimistic2009
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.

The... Read more »

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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How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »

group N infections difficult to identify....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »