Why Is Hiv Called A Retrovirus

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness (an illness that is very unusual in someone who is not HIV positive). Antiretroviral: a medication that interferes with replication of retroviruses. HIV is a retrovirus. CD4 count: CD4 cells, also called T cells or CD4+ T cells, are white blood cells that fight infection. HIV destroys CD4 cells, making it harder for the body to fight infections. A...
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hiv and retrovirals

at what CD4 count should an hiv patieny start taking retrovirals
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
teh current guidelines specify 350 (or higher if you have symptoms). Talk to your doctor about it. Having T cells under 200 increases your risks for opportunistic infections. Read more »

Retroviral drugs and HIV testing?

It seems that there are a number of people writing in doubting their NEG. status. Is it possible that the retroviral drugs that are making people non detectable are somehow simple changing the composition of the virus?Could this have mutated the...
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
Unlikely.MH Read more »

Questions on retroviral enzyme inhibitors in HIV treatment

I wonder if you could tell me some information regarding the absorption and excretion metabolism of saquinavir and zidovudine in HIV/AIDS treatment ?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Not sure what you are asking about here. Both meds are absorbed and then are usually given every 12 hours - since the activated drug appears to last long enough with standard dosing so that you can take either of these just every 12 hours. Now,... Read more »

acute HIV infection, acute retroviral syndrome

Hi there doctor,Just afew questions I'd like to ask,How common does acute HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome occur when people are first infected with hiv?Also after possable infection,after what period of time can we rule out symptoms like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...you experience that cause you concern should be checked out with your doctor. At least 80% of people recently infected with HIV will experience symptoms related to acute HIV infection approximately 2-4 weeks after exposure. Symptoms can vary in... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Global Campaign for Microbicides Lauds Milestone in HIV Prevention Findings That Daily Use of Anti-Retroviral Protects Against HIV Infection

...South Africa and Washington, D.C. -- The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) welcomes today's news from the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) of the US National Institutes of Health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Findings Presented at 12th Conference on Retroviruses

...Scientists this week at the 12th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston have presented the findings of various HIV/AIDS-related research. The findings of two Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Pathogenesis Reports From the 10th Retrovirus Conference

...The 10th Annual Retrovirus Conference held recently in Boston featured several presentations on novel ways to look at HIV pathogenesis (how the virus causes disease) and how the virus might evade attacks by each of the three main immune defense... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Major AIDS Organizations Launch Campaign To Expand National Retrovirus Conference

...Foundation, andTreatment & Data Committee, among others, today announced a campaign to persuadethe organizers of the 4th Conference on Retroviruses and OpportunisticInfections to radically rethink the design of the conference, and, in order... Read more »
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ARS from non HIV retroviruses?

Posted by bobarama
...can you get ars, sexually or through blood transfusion, from retroviruses other than HIV? Read more »

retrovirus HIV human made?

Posted by vaccineman, 2 Replies
...I dont know if this topic is appropriate here but i always wondered if HIV was man made. For what I know scientists started playing with viruses in 1905 then came WW2 with all those experiments of the Read more »

Letter To Prime Minister Gordon Brown: HIV Reward

Posted by Alex1
...of HIV was the main theme of a satellite meeting 'HIV-testing; open questions regarding specificity' held at the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva in 1998. The International Forum for Accessible Science (IFAS) hosted this session with a panel... Read more »


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