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Latest by Mark Holodniy, M.D.

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Non-Nucleoside Resistance and CCR5 Gene Therapies

The version of the virus I acquired had already developed resistance to non-nucleosides. With many of the gene editing therapies in the pipeline targeting the CCR5 gene, I'm wondering if my variant requires that gene to infect a cell?

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Will Starting HIV Treatment With a Low CD4 Count Hurt My Lifespan?

I read recently that, even though longevity is increasing for HIV+ people, people who begin treatment with a low CD4 count will probably live a shorter period of time. Do you feel this is true?

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Converts

Sir please convert 9600 iu/ml to copies /ml hbv dna

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Vdrl neg but tha positive

I am 7 months pregnant and had vdrl test while I was 6 months pregnant. I had a history of infection in the past and got treatment but never checked for VDRL. In my 5th month pregnancy my one report shows vdrl positive. I went to the doctor she physi...

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I have history of syphilis

I was infection with syphilis and with report 1:2 reactive so doctor given dose of antibiotics and and now after 2 moths I tasted again but found 1:1 reactive but said no need of further medicine ,it is normal but I afraid it will rise again . Also i...

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Syphilis leucoderma

Im little scared.3years ago i got sylhillis.one year after my doctor suggested me a blood test and turns out that im ill.i never had standart symptoms- rash etc.before blood test(vrdl1:32ntpha 12000!!) i started have a only white patches in my mouth ...

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Sphyillis Tests - caught early?

I donated blood on 02/05. Just received infection screening. MHA-TP positive & Sphyillis negative. My partner had unprotected sex 01/24. He has not noticed sores nor I. Im getting annual check up tomorrow. From what Ive read my interpretation of my...

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Understanding CD4%

Dear Dr. Could you please explain how CD4% is used to monitor changes in CD4 count? Thanks!

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Does a Viral Load of 16,000 Mean I Might Transmit HIV?

My viral load is 16,100. Is it possible that I can pass HIV to someone else, even if I only had sex with them three times?