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Are There Genes That Prevent Hiv

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New Gene Therapy for HIV !!!!!!!!!! (GENE THERAPY, 2010)

Dr Robert my idol and shining light, please tell me what this really means ??? l have been hiv positive for 25 years and most of my friends have died to aids...l have resistance to nearly all hiv meds.... how long before gene therapy can give us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...trials.Stay tuned to this site. We'll keep you posted as this story evolves.Be well.Dr. BobGene Therapy Shows Promise Against HIVEarly findings suggest it could work, but application remains years awayBy Randy DotingaHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY,... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Resistance Gene (DELTA 32 mutation)

In my contemporary biology class, we heard about a gene found in males of Northern European descent... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene That Prevents HIV From Replicating in Monkeys Could Play Role in New Treatment Options for Humans, Study Says

...in rhesus monkeys could provide new treatment options for humans and could help prevent HIV-positive humans from developing AIDS, according to a study published in Jan. 11 issue of the journal Current Biology , Reuters reports. Because... Read more »
University of Central Florida

UCF Research Re-Awakens Old Genes to Help in Fight Against HIV

...University of Central Florida. A new vaginal cream containing a re-awakened protein could someday prevent the transmission of HIV. Scientists at the University of Central Florida in Orlando have revived a dormant gene found in humans and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

...7/17). In addition, the researchers found that HIV-positive people with a disabled Duffy antigen had a slower progression to AIDS and likely survived about two years longer than those without the variant ( Wall Street Journal , 7/17). Although... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Technique That Alters CCR5-Producing Gene Increases Resistance to HIV in Mice, Study Finds

...produces CCR5 protein on the surface of immune cells using a harmless virus was found to significantly increase resistance to HIV in mice, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Biotechnology , the Press Trust of India... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...the scientists found that cells in which TRIM22 was switched off couldn't defend themselves against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. "This means that TRIM22 is an essential part of our body's ability to fight off HIV," Dr. Stephen Barr, a... 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 Read more »

HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively Read more »

HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous
...Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Read more »