Researchers find tough new obstacle to HIV cure strategies

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    Feb 16, 2016 3:06 PM GMT
    It's bad news especially for those people already infected, but perhaps a reminder that it's not quite the age of being able to become a 'Cum Dump' as seems to be the trend at the moment. HIV still needs to be taken seriously and if this news serves to remind people that a cure is no certainty that they will reconsider some of the risks they are taking ATM especially those on Prep which is only 92% likely to prevent acquiring the virus
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    Feb 16, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    It almost seems like this disease has a brain. Fascinating read.
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    Feb 16, 2016 5:33 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidIt almost seems like this disease has a brain. Fascinating read.

    Exactly! HIV's ability to mutate has always been recognized, and is the one constant, irrefutable fact that for me means nothing but safe sex!
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    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidIt's bad news especially for those people already infected, but perhaps a reminder that it's not quite the age of being able to become a 'Cum Dump' as seems to be the trend at the moment. HIV still needs to be taken seriously and if this news serves to remind people that a cure is no certainty that they will reconsider some of the risks they are taking ATM especially those on Prep which is only 92% likely to prevent acquiring the virus


    Bad mouthing PrEP does not help reducing HIV transmission. And misrepresentation of science confirms your agenda. In the recent Kaiser Permanente study it was 100%. Based on SF gay patients who were compliant, they were 100% protected from HIV.

    Calling people "cum dumps" is insulting, stigmatizing and not representative of people on PrEP.

    In a way it is good news. We already have the tools to end HIV in PrEP an TasP. SF had 302 new cases last year. Down from 2300 in 1992 alone. That's when condoms were our only defense.

    Saying HIV has a brain is anthropomorphic. You are assigning human characteristics to a virus. Viruses, like any organism, exist to live. There's No logic. No morality. It's agenda is to exist. In this case hiding out in sanctuary sites. While still reproducing they are at low levels. If or when released they are still rendered undetectable by ART.

    I actually worry what would happen if they were flushed out, as some are promoting.
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    Feb 17, 2016 7:11 PM GMT
    The fight against HIV has many parallels in genetic research to combat aging and genetic related diseases in general. Any retrovirus touches and effects the individuals underlying DNA. The only question is whether that "touch" is damaging and/or aids in sustaining the retrovirus. It is not necessarily true that all mutations it induces must be removed from the individual. Only those that sustain the virus are critical.

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    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidIt's bad news especially for those people already infected, but perhaps a reminder that it's not quite the age of being able to become a 'Cum Dump' as seems to be the trend at the moment. HIV still needs to be taken seriously and if this news serves to remind people that a cure is no certainty that they will reconsider some of the risks they are taking ATM especially those on Prep which is only 92% likely to prevent acquiring the virus


    Bad mouthing PrEP does not help reducing HIV transmission. And misrepresentation of science confirms your agenda. In the recent Kaiser Permanente study it was 100%. Based on SF gay patients who were compliant, they were 100% protected from HIV.

    Calling people "cum dumps" is insulting, stigmatizing and not representative of people on PrEP.

    In a way it is good news. We already have the tools to end HIV in PrEP an TasP. SF had 302 new cases last year. Down from 2300 in 1992 alone. That's when condoms were our only defense.

    Saying HIV has a brain is anthropomorphic. You are assigning human characteristics to a virus. Viruses, like any organism, exist to live. There's No logic. No morality. It's agenda is to exist. In this case hiding out in sanctuary sites. While still reproducing they are at low levels. If or when released they are still rendered undetectable by ART.

    I actually worry what would happen if they were flushed out, as some are promoting.


    You continue to cite the study from Kaiser as if it's infallible. You continue to position HIV as if it's a static virus incapable of mutation. You couldn't be more wrong.

    Even Gilead knows enough to state that its own medication, Truvada, is not 100% effective. Condoms used while on PrEP is the only way to go.

    Stop being selective in your analysis. Your lack of objectivity is laughable, and your agenda is clear. I'm sorry you're infected; stop trying to convince other people that it's okay to become infected themselves.
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    timmm55 said
    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidIt's bad news especially for those people already infected, but perhaps a reminder that it's not quite the age of being able to become a 'Cum Dump' as seems to be the trend at the moment. HIV still needs to be taken seriously and if this news serves to remind people that a cure is no certainty that they will reconsider some of the risks they are taking ATM especially those on Prep which is only 92% likely to prevent acquiring the virus


    Bad mouthing PrEP does not help reducing HIV transmission. And misrepresentation of science confirms your agenda. In the recent Kaiser Permanente study it was 100%. Based on SF gay patients who were compliant, they were 100% protected from HIV.

    Calling people "cum dumps" is insulting, stigmatizing and not representative of people on PrEP.

    In a way it is good news. We already have the tools to end HIV in PrEP an TasP. SF had 302 new cases last year. Down from 2300 in 1992 alone. That's when condoms were our only defense.

    Saying HIV has a brain is anthropomorphic. You are assigning human characteristics to a virus. Viruses, like any organism, exist to live. There's No logic. No morality. It's agenda is to exist. In this case hiding out in sanctuary sites. While still reproducing they are at low levels. If or when released they are still rendered undetectable by ART.

    I actually worry what would happen if they were flushed out, as some are promoting.


    You continue to cite the study from Kaiser as if it's infallible. You continue to position HIV as if it's a static virus incapable of mutation. You couldn't be more wrong.

    Even Gilead knows enough to state that its own medication, Truvada, is not 100% effective. Condoms used while on PrEP is the only way to go.

    Stop being selective in your analysis. Your lack of objectivity is laughable, and your agenda is clear. I'm sorry you're infected; stop trying to convince other people that it's okay to become infected themselves.


    Another prejudicial idiot. I cite the K-P study, not because it's infallible ( it isn't ) but because it's recent and shows what it's capable of in real use in a city that encourages it. It is only as effective as the person using PrEP. Therefore it will not always be 100%......but it can be.

    If you want to use condoms and PrEP go for it.

    But condoms alone are only a stop gap. They are not the best defense.

    No I don't think it's OK to become infected now. It shouldn't be happening at all.

    Between PrEP, condoms and ART we can stop HIV now. 《《《《 that is my agenda.

    But if someone does become pos now, out of in the moment passion, a failed condom, etc., I'm not going to blame them. It may be you. I won't hate you for it.
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    Feb 24, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
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    BITD, you were advocating for condom-free sex as long as PrEP was in the formula.

    Have you changed your tune? Are you now saying that the best line of defense is PrEP in combination with condoms?

    If that's the case, thank God you've come to your senses.

    If that's not the case, and you still promote sex without condoms, then I WOULD hate you for putting all of our lives at risk; b/c it's that type of thinking that will bring about the next strain of HIV that's resistant to PrEP (if we're not already there).
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    BITD, you were advocating for condom-free sex as long as PrEP was in the formula.

    Have you changed your tune? Are you now saying that the best line of defense is PrEP in combination with condoms?

    If that's the case, thank God you've come to your senses.

    If that's not the case, and you still promote sex without condoms, then I WOULD hate you for putting all of our lives at risk; b/c it's that type of thinking that will bring about the next strain of HIV that's resistant to PrEP (if we're not already there).


    Don't pigeonhole me. People can do many things to prevent HIV. PrEP is better at preventing HIV. UVL is better than condoms. Condoms are still the best at preventing STIs.

    That is the facts. PERIOD.

    If a person who has a UVL and the partner uses PrEP, No I don't think condoms are necessary to prevent HIV. STIs, yes.

    That is prevention. And better than condoms alone.

    Metta just reported a PrEP HIV infection. One. No one would have been surprised if he'd gotten HIV from just using a condom. Unlikely but not unheard of. If his partner was undetectable that wouldn't have happened.

    It isn't one or the other. SF had 2300 new HIV infections in 1992. That was with a relatively high rate of condom use. Last year they had 302 because of TasP (undetectable ), PrEP and to a lesser extent, condoms. Condom use has fallen yet infections are way down.

    You can't dictate condom use. If you use them....fine. If you use them as your only method of prevention you are more likely to become infected, just like SF in 1992. Old tech yields old results.

    If we went back to 1972 for car safety (no air bags, crumple zones, no ABS brakes) we'd have results like 1972, not 2016.
    We can still drive safe in a 1972 Mustang (use condoms) but we need to be more vigilant without the modern technology.
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    Feb 26, 2016 1:31 AM GMT
    credo said^
    BITD, you were advocating for condom-free sex as long as PrEP was in the formula.

    Have you changed your tune? Are you now saying that the best line of defense is PrEP in combination with condoms?

    If that's the case, thank God you've come to your senses.

    If that's not the case, and you still promote sex without condoms, then I WOULD hate you for putting all of our lives at risk; b/c it's that type of thinking that will bring about the next strain of HIV that's resistant to PrEP (if we're not already there).


    HTF do I put you at risk?



    I won't have anything to do with STUPID Negative men. People like you are a risk to HIV undetectable people, legally. (Iowa vs Rhodes) I associate with other UVL men.

    Your hatred is misplaced and ignorant. Hatred is never beneficial. A UVL with another UVL, there is
    no chance of infection or "super infection ".

    Good luck with your serosorting neg to "neg". And pray the condom doesn't break, leak or otherwise fail.

    The more stupid people like you post the more I realize why there are 50,000 new infections every year.