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Elite Controllers And Hiv Vaccine

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Hoping That "Elite Controller" Could Help in HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development

An HIV-positive woman who has never shown symptoms of the virus might provide insights into HIV/AIDS vaccine development, researchers from Johns Hopkins University said in a study recently published in the Journal of Virology , Reuters reports. ... Read more »
Project Inform

Elite Controllers May Show Way to a Cure

In light of the recent cancellation of two major HIV vaccine studies, unique ideas are desperately needed to help solve the global AIDS crisis. The answer to this scientific riddle may lie in a group of people with HIV who naturally control the... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

CD4+ Cell Count Declines Slowly, But Steadily, in Elite HIV Controllers, Small Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Elite Suppressor (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2009) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob. Last year when I was incredulous at my HIV test, and believed it must be an error, I wrote you and you were so kind. Of course, it was true...my partner had lied. My numbers were good: 220 VL and 440 cell count, but I was still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It appears you may well be an elite suppressor (or "elite controller"). Is this likely to continue? No one knows. It's possible your immune system will continue to control your HIV infection for quite some time. However, some elite... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your friend was "decleared" cured by an herbalist? Hmm. Another herbalist curing HIV/AIDS? And he's not on the cover of TIME magazine? What's up with that? Sorry Charlie, I don't believe it. The cure for HIV/AIDS has not... Read more »

Villous Atrophy Question (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

Dr. Bob,My friend has had HIV untreated for 6 1/2 years now, up until last year he no symptoms at all, undetectable by PCR to <48 and CD4 was around 1000-1202. Ratio at 49% which is still that good.Problem is after he had some lymph node...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello T,If indeed your positively charged buddy has been virally enhanced of 6.5 years and untreated has maintained an undetectable HIV plasma viral load (quantitative RNA PCR) and essentially normal CD4 count, he is an "elite controller."... Read more »

CD4 over 1000,still contagious as the DR has said? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2009)

My GF has tested positive for over 10 years, but the viral load has always been undetecable as she says, and her CD4 always over 1000. She is not on any meds, nor does she ever seem sick. I am a female as well, what are the risk involved when we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is possible that your girlfriend is an "elite controller." See below. This may well decrease the chance that she could transmit the virus to others; however, it does not completely eliminate that chance. Safer sexual techniques... Read more »
Connect With Others

Petition for HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
I just created a petition entitled HIV Elite Controller Studies: It is time to help educate the public about HIV Elite Controllers, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

I'm trying to collect 100 or more signatures, and I could... Read more »

Petition for HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
I just created a petition entitled HIV Elite Controller Studies: It is time to help educate the public about HIV Elite Controllers, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

I'm trying to collect 100 or more signatures, and I could... Read more »

Petition for HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
I just created a petition entitled HIV Elite Controller Studies: It is time to help educate the public about HIV Elite Controllers, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

I'm trying to collect 100 or more signatures, and I could... Read more »

Petition for HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
I just created a petition entitled HIV Elite Controller Studies: It is time to help educate the public about HIV Elite Controllers, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

I'm trying to collect 100 or more signatures, and I could... Read more »