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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

HOW DOES HIV INFECT THE CELL

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Ask the Experts

Recently diagnosed HIV and T-Cell LGLL

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ and having T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia. My LGLL levels are manageable right now and I will be monitored for those. I have started taking Atripla for the HIV. My doctors in Boston think that it is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any cases where T-cell leukemia was felt to be directly due to HIV infection (as opposed to HTLV-1 infection which can cause T-cell leukemia) though I have seen (and heard) of a few cases of co-existing Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically... Read more »

White Blood Cells during primary HIV infection

I am confused about this whole white blood cell thing. There are doctors who believe that during... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Peptide T Nasal Spray May Be Successful in Fighting Latent HIV-Infected Cells, Study Says

...A nasal spray of a synthetic protein fragment called Peptide T may be successful in lowering the amount of latent HIV-infected cells, according to preliminary results of a small human pilot study published in the current issue of the journal Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anti-Convulsant Might Help Eliminate Dormant HIV-Infected Cells, Study Says; Scientists Say Finding Could Lead to HIV Cure

...acid, when used in combination with highly active antiretroviral treatment, has shown promise in reducing the number of dormant cells infected with HIV, a finding that one day could lead to a cure for HIV/AIDS, according to preliminary research... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

... Atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Perils of Discontinuing Therapy: Without HAART, Cytokines Stimulate HIV From Latently Infected Cells

...in stimulatory molecules found in the normal environment of the lymph node. If the drugs that comprise HAART were added to the cells, no virus was produced. "Without HAART, we found that interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and... Read more »
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cure!!!

Posted by themushroom, 1 Reply
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...However, the problem is not free virus, but the fact that the viral RNA has become incorporated into the DNA of CD4 cells and other human cells. As long as those cells are alive, the virus is safe and capable of ... Read more »

New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
...caught up with it yet. Good health to all Mondo Researchers may finally be on track to get at the HIV that hides inside cells and keeps the infection going; if so, they could perhaps eradicate the virus from the body entirely, according to an... Read more »