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Wild Type Hiv Virus

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wild virus and virus resistance?

Hello doc. Thank you for all your help. My question is this: Could you please explain what wild virus is? Is it possible to become resistant to a drug (example: sustiva) stop taking that drug for a long period of time and eventually not be resistant...
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
In the example you state, wild type is relative. Wild type means the naturally occurring HIV, in the absence of drug pressure. In almost all cases, wild type virus does not have drug mutations contained in it's genetic sequence. Resistant virus... Read more »

Tenefovir, Emtriva and Fosamprenavir for wild type virus

Would Teneforvir, Emtriva and Fosamprenavir(not boosted with Retonavir) be a potent combo for... Read more »

Are resistant viruses less damaging than wild type?

I have no treatments options left, is there is information on whether maintaing a resistant viral... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Simian Viral Strain Most Similar to HIV Found in Wild Gorilla Populations, Study Says

Scientists have discovered a virus in gorillas that is more similar to HIV than any other related HIV strain previously found in apes, according to a study published on Thursday in Nature , the Washington Post reports ( Washington Post , 11/9).... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Recombination Dynamics in Case of MDR HIV Sub-Type D Following Superinfection With Wild-Type HIV Sub-Type B

While research into reinfection is largely driven by expanding number of case studies, Koning and colleagues from the UK described the dynamics of reinfection with wild-type virus, using single genome sequencing (SGS) in both plasma and semen... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Confirm That HIV Originated in Wild Chimpanzees, Study Says

Scientists on Thursday in a study published in the online edition of the journal Science confirmed that HIV originated in wild chimpanzees and likely crossed over into humans in Cameroon, the New York Times reports (Altman, New York Times ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Wild Chimpanzees Get AIDS-Like Illness

US researchers have shown for the first time that chimpanzees can fall ill and die from infection by the HIV-like simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), overturning a decade-old consensus that chimps were immune to it. The discovery suggests that... Read more »
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A wild ride

Posted by Anonymous
Hello, I am in the navy stationed in washington state. I am writting this post as encouragement to the individuals on this thread. This past 7 months have been HELL!!! I am a married man who made the mistake of sleeping with numerous girls in an... Read more »

A wild ride

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello, I am a master at arms stationed in washington state. I am writting this post as encouragement to the individuals on this thread. This past 7 months have been HELL!!! I am a married man who made the mistake of sleeping with numerous girls in... Read more »

My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!

The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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