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Cells Targeted By Hiv

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HIV-B that targets CD8 cellsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some information about something referred to as HIV-B which primarily targets CD8 as opposed to CD4 cells. Do you have any knowledge of this? and if so, is this detectable by the standard HIV-1 ELISA? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.There are only 2 HIV viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. There is no HIV-B virus. Both of the HIV viruses infect CD4 cells (also known as T4 cells or T-Helpercells). Read more »

Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let... Read more »

Employer targeting me for HIV

My employer switched benefit plans 3 years ago and became self insured. After the first year, the... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...cytokine as an experimental KS treatment. Steve Miles of UCLA is currently following up this surprising finding. Novel Drug Targets Cellular Factor A researcher from the CDC presented preclinical data on two related compounds donated by... Read more »
McGill University

A New Weapon in the War Against HIV-AIDS: Combined Antiviral and Targeted Chemotherapy

...fight HIV-AIDS. According to a new study published in Nature Medicine , HIV-AIDS could be treated through a combination of targeted chemotherapy and current Highly Active Retroviral (HAART) treatments. This radical new therapy would make it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Biotechnology Company to Launch Trial of New HIV/AIDS Treatment That Would Target DNA

... A biotechnology company on Monday announced plans to start human trials of a new approach to treating HIV/AIDS that targets patients' DNA, Reuters reports. California-based Sangamo BioSciences ' drug SB-728-T is designed to disrupt the CCR5 ... Read more »
The Body PRO

Targets for a New Generation of HIV Antiretrovirals

...out which of these 200 new proteins are actually going to be the most important for the replication of HIV and are going to be targetable from a therapeutic standpoint. While we know that there are cellular proteins which help the virus, it's... Read more »
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New approach for targeted killing of HIV virus

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"AIDS's Surprising New Target"

Posted by mbee22
...monogamous housewives, whose husbands have brought HIV into the home (often through extramarital affairs), have become a vulnerable target. The disease that struck so insidiously over two decades ago, cutting short the lives of a handful of... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the virus entered into some of your T cells. When these HIV-infected T cells make more copies of themselves, they... Read more »

Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »