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Originally posted by ozwest
A simple question. Statistically is the occurence of the illness more predominant in the gay community, and if so, why?
Originally posted by SamKappler
AIDS is not a death sentence anymore, neither is treatment the unbearable burden it used to be 20 years ago. My wife is a beautiful woman who works, goes to the gym, teaches in the university, and together we raise our beautiful daughter, all thanks to three daily pills and a visit to the doctor every three months.
Duesberg argued in 1989 that a significant number of AIDS victims had died without proof of HIV infection. However, with the use of modern culture techniques and polymerase chain reaction testing, HIV can be demonstrated in virtually all patients with AIDS
When she was studying HIV latency monocytes in the 1980s, biologists did not rely upon molecular-based detection methods in virology. They relied on culturing—which, for a retrovirus, is a complicated task even for expert biologists. “The first paper on the isolation of HIV was in 1982,” says Mikovits. “We didn’t have a single-copy assay of HIV by PCR until 1991.”
Maurice Ralph Hilleman (August 30, 1919 – April 11, 2005) was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over three dozen vaccines, more than any other scientist. Of the fourteen vaccines routinely recommended in current vaccine schedules, he developed eight: those for measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae bacteria.He also played a role in the discovery of the cold-producing adenoviruses, the hepatitis viruses, and the cancer-causing virus SV40. He is credited with saving more lives than any other scientist of the 20th century.
Robert Gallo described him as "the most successful vaccinologist in history".
Originally posted by research100
here from the mayo clinic, this has been and is the treatment for aids stop relying on outdated information. Show us AZT in this list, you can't, it's not there
Treatments and drugs
By Mayo Clinic staff
There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but a variety of drugs can be used in combination to control the virus. Each of the classes of anti-HIV drugs blocks the virus in different ways. It's best to combine at least three drugs from two different classes to avoid creating strains of HIV that are immune to single drugs. The classes of anti-HIV drugs include:
Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). NNRTIs disable a protein needed by HIV to make copies of itself. Examples include efavirenz (Sustiva), etravirine (Intelence) and nevirapine (Viramune).
Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs are faulty versions of building blocks that HIV needs to make copies of itself. Examples include Abacavir (Ziagen), and the combination drugs emtricitabine and tenofovir (Truvada), and lamivudine and zidovudine (Combivir).
Protease inhibitors (PIs). PIs disable protease, another protein that HIV needs to make copies of itself. Examples include atazanavir (Reyataz), darunavir (Prezista), fosamprenavir (Lexiva) and ritonavir (Norvir).
Entry or fusion inhibitors. These drugs block HIV's entry into CD4 cells. Examples include enfuvirtide (Fuzeon) and maraviroc (Selzentry).
Integrase inhibitors. Raltegravir (Isentress) works by disabling integrase, a protein that HIV uses to insert its genetic material into CD4 cells.edit on 22-5-2012 by research100 because: add a sentenceedit on 22-5-2012 by research100 because: add a sentence
Originally posted by golemina
Very impressive... Just an excellent cut-n-paste job Research100!
One tiny little problem...
Who wants the honor of pointing out where Research100 and apparently his cohort MacaroniCaesar, took a wrong turn?
You have just got to love armchair warriors...
AZT hasn't been used for treatment in forever...
Originally posted by macaronicaesar
reply to post by Stryc9nine
The above poster who is posting how no one has every survived long term on HIV drugs, you are off your rocker. Go to thebody.com. Tell them, they are all dead and that the drugs that have kept them alive aren't really helping. Lets see how far you get.
It wouldn't go over well if the government pinned this entirely on gays, so instead they tell everyone to use protection, you're at risk, ect ect. When the instances of 1 night heterosexual transmission is rather low. Something like 1 in 1-1000 or 1-2000, if the male is circumsized, those numbers drop even further. Viral load is believed to be a significant contributor to risk of transmission. The higher the load, the more likely you are to give it to some1, if you're undetectable, you won't likely pass it on.