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Active Cytomegalovirus And Late Gene Transcription

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Table of Contents Introduction How Is CMV Spread? How Do I Prevent CMV Infection? How Can I Tell If I Have CMV Infection? How Do I Prevent CMV Disease? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy How Can I Tell if I Have CMV Disease? How Do You Treat CMV Disease? Concerns for Pregnant Women Concerns for Children Your CD4 Cell Counts How Can I Get the Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on...
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GENE THERAPY

HELLO DR. BOB, I AM ABOUT TO PARTICIPATE IN GENE THERPY IN ABOUT A MONTH. THERE ARE ONLY(5) PEOPLE IN MY OFFICE THAT WILL GET THIS OPPORTUNITY AT THIS POINT IN TIME. MY DOCTOR WANTED ATLEAST (1) PATIENT HE KNEW WAS 100% COMPLIANT WITH THEIR MEDS. IM...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The question of whether to participate in a clinical trial is a difficult one. There are risks and unknowns by the very nature of it being a scientific investigation, a clinical "trial" of something new or different. Consequently,... Read more »

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON THIS INFECTION...MY 15 YR OLD NIECE HAS CONTACTED IT AND NOW HER NEW BABY HAS IT AND IS NOW DEAF? PLEASE HELP MY FAMILY AND I UNDERSTAND THIS.THANK YOU...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Active cytomegalovirus infection in the mother especially early in pregnancy can cause a number of different types of birth defects in newborn infants including hearing loss, mental retardation, growth retardation, visual disturbances, and... Read more »

Gene Therapy? (GENE THERAPY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob,Could you discuss recent discoveries in stem cell transplants and gene therapy? It seems very promising. I have read some things about it, but it is never covered in any of the information in The Body. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Gene therapy and stem cell transplants never get covered in any of the information on The Body? Really??? Hmm . . . see below for a small sample of what's available.Dr. Bobgene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???Jun 7,... Read more »

haart therapy and hiv genes

Of the nine HIV genes, which one according to HAART therapy would be the most dangerous if it were to mutate?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Almost all HIV drugs work on HIV enzymes (reverse transcriptase and protease) that are co-located in the HIV-1 pol gene. Mutations in the gene sequences coding for these enzymes are known to cause drug resistance and therefore failure of many HIV... Read more »
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Gene Therapy "Cure" Research from CROI 2011

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
The full transcript of the press conference is a little long, but it's really interesting. They talk about modifying stem cells, knocking off the CCR5 receptor, and reinfusing these new HIV-resistant cells them into the body.

Research is still... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments on this hope. Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have just recently been diagnosed with the following labs:
CD4 count - 8
Viral load - 780,000
Potentially, I was infected over 10 years ago, but have been relatively symptom free.
I was just wondering what percentage of others found themselves in this... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
Hi.

I have just been diagnosed in the last week.

I had been feeling fairly rough the last few years, but I put it down to being severly overworked and having a few issues in my personal life.

When I got my first set of meds, I was astonished. It turns... Read more »