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hi doc check this out and tell me your opinion

Dec 11, 2011

the above link is mouse research that if hold true also in humans, would mean a truly effective hiv vaccine and why not also a therapeutic aid for those already infected.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Yes, this got a lot of buzz in the last couple of weeks. This approach (gene transfer therapy), using a harmless virus to deliver a gene into cells and having the cells start producing a protein or antibody, is being studied in multiple clinical trials in humans for all sorts of indications (cancers, blood disorders, etc, including HIV). This strategy was used to test the theory of a preventative vaccine in this study. There are ongoing studies in humans to look at this type of strategy in already HIV infected people.

CCR5 mutation and infection.
VL down and CD4 down

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