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Can Stem Cells Cure Hiv

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is stem cell treatment the cure ??

Hi Robert,l recently got infected with hiv but not on meds and 39 years old, viral load 19,000 and cd4 461, l have been reading about future treatments, as it gives me hope of a healthy life once again, no one knows l am infected inc family, but l...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The stem-cell therapies for HIV have not been proven to be effective yet. However, stem-cell research has been severely hampered by Dubya and his rightwing religious zealots. That hopefully will change once Obama dislodges the Rodeo Clown from... Read more »

gene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???

Hi Dr Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and guess what you have become my hero, please keep up... Read more »

I'm not sure where to ask this-Stem Cell Research..

I'm not sure which forum to bring this to, but I trust you Doctors can answer my question-if... Read more »
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Project Inform

Stem Cells: Progress Towards "the Cure"?

For the last three years, Project Inform has spearheaded a renewed call for research that seeks to find a real cure for HIV disease, rather than settling for lifetime maintenance therapy on drugs. A case study from the Medical University of Berlin... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Viral Load Rebound Off-ART Following Stem Cell Transplant: Two "Cure" Cases Using Reduced Intensity Conditioning Chemotherapy and CCR5 d-32 Negative Donors

Three cases of HIV positive people, who underwent stem cell transplant (HSCT) to treat leukemia, were presented by Timothy Henrich of Harvard Medical School as a late-breaker. 1 After intensive tests failed to show evidence of ongoing viral... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

HIV-Killing Stem Cell Paper Glosses Over Key Caveat

A recent paper describing the engineering of stem cells to generate HIV-specific CD8 T cells has drawn considerable media attention and, regrettably but not untypically, many of the stories are profoundly misleading. Examples of headlines include: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Stem Cell Therapy Could Be New Weapon in Fight Against HIV

US researchers are preparing to launch human clinical trials of an approach that uses genetically modified stem cells, master cells that can be altered to become any type of cell, to fight HIV. Joseph Anderson, a stem cell researcher at the... Read more »
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cure or eradication reserviour sleeping cells

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h! everyone
first of foremost i'd like to thank the founder and the moderators of this forum for their wonderfull time they use to make this site come true.
anyway my question looks stupid but i keep on asking cause my hope... Read more »

Worried Wells help fight for a Cure

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Please go to this site and fill out this petition to send to our president George W. Bush.

http://www.stemcellsnow.org

His policy on stem cell medical research is hindering progress that will eventually lead to cures and advanced treatments for Heart... Read more »

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 »