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Genetic Immunity To Hiv

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genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »

TOTAL IMMUNITY TO AIDS: ANCESTRY GENETICS FACTOR

INTERESTING ARTICLE DEALING WITH GENETICS AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN HIV IMMUNITYWWW.HOSPPRACT.COM Read more »

HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune System Genetics Determine HIV Progression to AIDS

...the first application of a novel statistical technique to the study of disease, researchers found that the genes underlying HIV infected patients' immune systems can predict their risk of progressing to AIDS. Analysis showed that the virus is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sangamo Biosciences Creates Genetically Modified Immune Cells That Resist HIV Infection in Lab Tests

...cells genetically modified by the Richmond, Calif.-based biotechnology company Sangamo Biosciences have been able to stave off HIV infection in laboratory tests, the company announced on Saturday at the 45th Annual Interscience Conference on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

... "Tiny variants in a protein that alerts the body to infection could explain how one in 300 HIV-infected people are able to resist the onset of AIDS for years without needing any treatment, researchers said Thursday" in a Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...administered to the patient, stimulating an immune response to the virus. It is in Phase 2a trials. DermaVir by Genetic Immunity modifies a sample of the patient's dendritic cells. It is applied as a liquid under a skin patch. It is in... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »

retrovirus HIV human made?

Posted by vaccineman, 2 Replies
...I dont know if this topic is appropriate here but i always wondered if HIV was man made. For what I know scientists started playing with viruses in 1905 then came WW2 with all those experiments of the Read more »

Some new HIV breakthrough!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a-plying a technique called RNA Interference to the T-cells of the immune system. This pioneering technique could be used making HIV-infected T-cells commit suicide if they get infected. Although the team from the Childrens Hospital of... Read more »