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Author Topic: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France  (Read 1647 times)

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 02:38:49 AM »
Delightful. The WWs will be so pleased about this.

MtD

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Re: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 11:46:29 AM »
Delightful. The WWs will be so pleased about this.

MtD

My thoughts exactly. What they never think of though, is that in order for a "rare stain" to have been found, the patient in which it is found would have tested positive on an antibody test first. Arrgghh.
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Re: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 02:42:21 PM »
Okay, a few questions from the not so well informed:

1) These lettered strains are all HIV-1, correct?

2) How do I know which letter I have?

3) How did they decide which letter to give each strain?

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Re: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 03:34:45 PM »
I was wondering about the same things, odyssey.  I have a K103N mutation, but really know what means in terms of what strain of HIV I have.

The thing that jumped out at me in the articles was that the guy had an encounter in Togo and then immediately got tested, with positive antibody results?  Doesn't it take longer antibodies to manifest themselves?

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 03:49:13 PM »
I was wondering about the same things, odyssey.  I have a K103N mutation, but really know what means in terms of what strain of HIV I have.

The thing that jumped out at me in the articles was that the guy had an encounter in Togo and then immediately got tested, with positive antibody results?  Doesn't it take longer antibodies to manifest themselves?

Well, as far as I can see, the article doesn't give a time frame from the supposed exposure to the date of testing. It just says he was tested in January and had just returned from Togo. It doesn't say how long he was there.

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Tracing the man's sexual history, the researchers believe the infection was "probably" acquired from intercourse with a partner in Togo, from which he had just returned.

Modern testing assays can detect antibodies in as little as 4 weeks. Not testing positive until end of the 13 week "window" these days is very rare. Most people who will test positive do so somewhere in the 4-6 week range. I believe the average is somewhere around 22 days.

The article reports some things which may not be related to HIV, such as facial paralysis. It's important to remember that corelation does not equal causation and also to avoid post hoc reasoning -- just because one event precedes another the first is not necessarily the cause of the second.

I imagine this case is interesting primarily from an epidemiological perspective more than anything.

MtD

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Re: Rare And Seemingly Virulent HIV Strain Found In France
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 05:58:17 PM »
I was wondering about the same things, odyssey.  I have a K103N mutation, but really know what means in terms of what strain of HIV I have.



Cruz, I have the K103N mutation, it's seen in HIV 1 and is not a *Rare strain* not that I'm aware of anyway, it just simply means we are resistant to NNRTI's..so I wouldn't go worrying about anything.

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