Re: [Felvtalk] Research into FeLV: was Staph Protein A

2009-08-12 Thread hebert ferrarezzi
Hi MaryChristine and Gloria, FIV is in fact a closer relative to HIV than is FeLV. The three belong to the same retrovirus family and subfamily, but FeLV belongs to the Gammaretrovirus group, whereas FIV and HIV belong to the Lentivirus group. The severe outcomes of the disease, however,

Re: [Felvtalk] Research into FeLV: was Staph Protein A

2009-08-12 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Thanks, Hebert, that's interesting, and glad to have the info correctly. However, I also wonder why FIV cats have so little problem - seems like HIV causes problems (Aids) quite frequently, but in my experience, FIV cats rarely have FIV related problems. Any thoughts or info on that?

Re: [Felvtalk] Research into FeLV: was Staph Protein A

2009-08-12 Thread MaryChristine
hebert, i understand the fact that in terms of groups, FIV is closer to HIV than FeLV is, but I think it's very confusing to most people to say that they are comparable when you look at how they are transmitted. As you and i and gloria all say, FeLV acts more like HIV/AIDS than FIV does, and it

Re: [Felvtalk] Research into FeLV: was Staph Protein A

2009-08-10 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I've read this too, MC, that FELV is considered a closer analogy to HIV... Gloria On Aug 10, 2009, at 10:07 AM, MaryChristine wrote: wow, hebert, thank you for these great posts! (and your english is better than many who claim to be native speakers.) i have always been under the

Re: [Felvtalk] Research into FeLV: was Staph Protein A

2009-08-10 Thread gary
I haven't heard that anyone is presently doing any research on felines with Staph Protein A. What would really be frustrating would be to find someone to do it and have great success and then not be able to get Staph Protein A because it is not authorized as a drug or treatment for anything.

Re: [Felvtalk] Research into FeLV: was Staph Protein A

2009-08-10 Thread MaryChristine
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 1:22 PM, gary gcru...@centurytel.net wrote: I haven't heard that anyone is presently doing any research on felines with Staph Protein A. What would really be frustrating would be to find someone to do it and have great success and then not be able to get Staph Protein