Acute Infection and IL-2
Sep 18, 2000
Thanks very much for taking the time to work on this column. It's been very informative. One point in response to a question answered on 8/25 is that there is a study on acute infection and IL-2 at NIH called HAIL-2. I'm not sure whether it's still open, however. The study is trying to test the hypothesis that IL-2 will help drain virus from resting T cells. While that seems doubtful, rumor has it the T cell response has been quite something in acutely infected patients on IL-2.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You are correct about the acute infection and IL-2 study. What my answer failed to mention was that there is no long term clinical outcome data to determine if the addition of IL-2 is better than HIV treatment alone, or doing nothing and letting the immune system handle the virus by itself.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- High White Blood Cell Count What Does It Mean Hiv
- Do Early Signs Of Hiv Appear Before 8 Weeks?
- Will A Cbc Blood Test Show Hiv?
- Would Gonorrhea In Your Throat Cause Swelling
- What Pills Can You Take To Get Rid Of Bacterial Vaginosis Or A Yeast Infection?
- What Kind Of Doctor Does A Guy Need To Go To For Genital Warts?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.