Oct 2, 2009
I'm learning about the way T-Cells with CCR-5 interact with HIV and how people with no CCR-5 can become immune because of the limitation to the interaction.
As i think about it I wonder if it is possible to divert HIV to interact with something else that looks like a T-Cell because it has CCR-5. I'm thinking a harmless bacteria with the same CCR-5 characteristics that T-Cells have, and maybe one that the T-Cells can cope with.
Couldn't something like this lead to the viral load dropping and being kept under control.
Thanks for site, we need all the support we can get
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for your post and words.
What you've described is a CCR5 decoy-- this is an interesting idea; tried in the past and unfortunately didn't seem to yield any interesting initial results.
Nevertheless, blockade of the human CCR5 molecule does inhibit HIV replication-- evidenced by the clinical utility of the drug maraviroc (Selzentry).
Be well, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Sore Throat A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection?
- Is Thrush A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection?
- Itchy Rash During Seroconversion
- Itchy Red Spots After Sensual Massage Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Painful Red Spots After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- Sinus Infection After Vaginal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
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.