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Dr. Robert Gallo on HIV, Polio, Influenza and why he started the Global Virus Network: “Humans have a memory span of 30 years, and I can prove it”

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Listening to Robert Gallo talk about viruses is a little like listening to your grandfather talk about how things have changed since he was a boy. He rambles, ruminates, digresses, is in no hurry, and you listen. It’s not just that Gallo, who pioneered the field of retrovirology at the National Institutes of Health with […]

Swine Flu of Particular Concern for HIV-positive Patients

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The threat of swine flu could be particularly grave for people infected with HIV, so the Centers for Disease Control has published interim guidelines for doctors treating HIV- positive patients.   Here’s a link to the guidelines, http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidance_HIV.htm. And here’s the CDC’s intro to those guidelines:   “Any influenza carries potential risks for persons with HIV infection. […]