Nov 23, 1998
I think what this person was referring to is called T-cell gene therapy. Several companies are in late phase 2 and early phase 3 clinical trials in humans with VERY promising results. Cells are extracted from a subject, genetically modified and replicated in a laboratory setting and then reintroduced into the subject patient. The results are T-cells that are not only immune to HIV infection but also seek out and kill HIV infected cells. One such company (and one of the more promising ones) is Cell Genesys located in Foster City, CA. They also have a Web Site that gives information on current research, developments and clinical trials. http://www.cellgenesys.com
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Great you cleared that up. It's tough to know what is being asked sometimes. MH
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