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Elite Hiv Controllers

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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 »
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APOBEC3G/F Mutation Not Responsible for HIV Viremia Control in Most Elite HIV Suppressors

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers to Study HIV-Positive "Elite," "Viremic Controllers"

Researchers on Wednesday at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto announced plans to conduct a collaborative study on HIV-positive "elite controllers" and "viremic controllers," the Washington Post reports (Brown, Washington Post ,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

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 »

What constitute a long term non-progressor or an elite controller?

In August 2005 I received a positive HIV diagnosis. BY September/October I did my blood count and my cd4 was about 321 and viral load was 7,000. In a few months I did another and my numbers were Cd 376 and vl 5000. It kept within that range and I...
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
Per my previous response, it appears that your immune system is doing a good job in controlling the virus on its own. Many of the elite controllers have undetectable (or low detectable like yours) viral loads and a CD4 count > 500 and long term... Read more »
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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 »