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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even more reason to protect yourselves and be responsible.

Recently Discovered HIV Strain Is Especially Deadly
New Strain Discovered In New York City Man

UPDATED: 6:31 am EST February 25, 2005

BOSTON -- Research on a recently discovered HIV strain shows it holds an array of disturbing traits that help it quickly progress to full-blown AIDS while resisting drug treatments, doctors said Thursday at the leading meeting on AIDS science.

The variant, discovered in a New York City patient, may have raced from infection to full-blown AIDS in as little as four months, doctors said at the 12th Annual Retrovirus Conference. Typical strains can take 10 years to progress to full-blown AIDS.

Many new infections are resistant to treatment with common HIV drugs, and a small number of HIV variants have quickly progressed to the disease. But the New York patient's doctors said the case combines both characteristics in a worrisome way.

"The unique feature of this case is the convergence of ... the transmission of a remarkably drug-resistant HIV-1 variant and the extremely rapid clinical course to AIDS," the patient's doctors said in a review of his case.

The team is led by Dr. David Ho at Rockefeller University in New York.

Aspects of the HIV variant suggest it is especially deadly. It is capable of using both main entry points to infect cells, and it grows well in the lab, unlike most drug-resistant strains. It also causes cells that it infects to clump together, allowing them to kill other uninfected cells.

The patient, in his late 40s, was diagnosed in December and has lost 10 pounds in the past three weeks alone. It took him between four and 20 months to develop AIDS, Ho said.

Lab tests showed the patient was resistant to three of the four classes of AIDS drugs. He is taking other AIDS drugs now in the hope of vanquishing the infection.

Scientists are still trying to find the source of the man's disease. New York City health authorities have alerted doctors and begun to trace the patient's sexual contacts. The patient, whose name has been withheld, had unprotected anal sex with many other men, often in conjunction with methamphetamine use.

Some researchers have suggested that the patient may simply be unusually susceptible to AIDS, but his doctors said they have found no sign that his immune system is particularly vulnerable.

San Diego health officials have said they are studying a similar strain found there in a patient.

"We don't know whether this is a single isolated event or whether in fact there are other cases out there," said Ho, who is a paid consultant to ViroLogic Inc., which makes resistance tests.

Up to 950,000 people have the AIDS virus in the United States. About 18,000 die annually.

Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (oops)






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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scary... Especially when you know that almost half the population of South Africa is infected. That country will loose a FEW MILLION PEOPLE if the medicines won't work anymore in the future.


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Posted: 25 Feb 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

let's take care people! :|


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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to help AIDS victims, see, Freddie opened my eyes...When I grow up...I'll be a drummer, have my own band (And only play Queen songs), and ply in pubs, and everyone who would like to listen must pay 1 or 2 dollars, or whatever...and all the money, at the end of the show we'll give to chartity on AIDS victims. Anyone join me?


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Posted: 26 Feb 05, 20:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

me on guitar ;) ...sorry...me on Red Special! :o)


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hitman wrote:

me on guitar ;) ...sorry...me on Red Special! :o)

Hehe, sure! Now we just need a bassist, and lead vocalist!


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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oooo can I be lead vocalist..

Sure thing, darling! Now, the band is nearly complete!! All we need now is a bassist!


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I am older,i want to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1quen_fan wrote:

When I am older,i want to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Wanna be our bassist, Hannah? Our band will play at pubs, and the viewers will have to pay some money, and at the end of the show, they money we make will go to AIDS victims. Wanna join?


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course you can be the bassist,ThomasQuinn! :-)


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the Marquee! ;)


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i just had my second AIDS test within a year...negative!

IF you have sex, for Fuck's sake use a condom. Everytime you have sex...use a condom
Gay sex, Bi sex, Brown Sex, White Sex, Sex while drunk use a freakin condom everytime.

AIDS is real. AIDS will kill u! I have lost a friend to AIDS...I never want to see another death like that.

Please be careful.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amen.


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lady Cool Cat wrote:

Somebody To Love Me wrote:

oooo can I be lead vocalist..

Sure thing, darling! Now, the band is nearly complete!! All we need now is a bassist!


i can do that if the place is still available! :D
i wont be quiet and not singin though...


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