The researchers tested blood from 418 primate handlers at 15 zoos and animal-research centers for signs of simian retroviruses
Similarly, HIV and other retroviruses
have genes made of RNA.
, such as the AIDS virus, HIV, enter the body from external sources.
For an overview of presentations on this subject at the Retroviruses
conference, see "Pharmacogenetics Predict Abacavir (Ziagen) Hypersensitivity" by Deborah Mitchell, published March 1, 2004 on the HIV and Hepatitis site: http://www.
As the AIDS virus so tragically confirms, most retroviruses
have a knack for suppressing a host's immune system.
D, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, who presented the Phase II data at the 11th Annual Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections, will participate in the call.
Look for "11th Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections," and click on one of the five major topics.
A small (30-volunteer, 10-day) trial reported at the Retroviruses
conference found that the drug appeared to be safe, and caused an average 1.
This is one of the few nutritional studies that has been presented at the Retroviruses
conference, which is heavily oriented toward basic science.
Users of amphetamines ("crystal"), hallucinogens, or inhaled nitrites ("poppers") had higher rates of HIV infection than non-users, (1) in an analysis of the Vaxgen trial data presented at the 11th Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections, February 8-11, 2004.
Hahn of the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented these findings this week in Chicago at the sixth annual Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections and in the Feb.
The 96-week data were presented today (Abstract #564b) at the 10th Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Massachusetts.