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Genetic Therapy Has Potential To Cure Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Gene Therapy? (GENE THERAPY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob,Could you discuss recent discoveries in stem cell transplants and gene therapy? It seems very promising. I have read some things about it, but it is never covered in any of the information in The Body.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in the coming years. There are so many unexplored avenues to pursue with the real potential to provide a lasting solution for HIV/AIDS." More information To learn more about gene therapy, visit the Human Genome Project Information Response from... Read more »

Gene Therapy trials starting soon...

Hi Dr Robert, please keep up the great work you do for hivers....l live in sydney and have been hiv... Read more »

No cure or vaccine on the distant horizon. Really? (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

You are claiming many times that a cure or a vaccine is not even on the distant horizon and that we... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

AIDS 2010: Researchers Moving Toward HIV/AIDS Treatments and Cures

...Clinical Trials Microbicides Nutritional Therapies Vaccine Therapy Vienna, Austria -- At the XVIII International AIDS Conference, researchers discussed the need to create safer and more effective treatments for the virus than have... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epzicom

...Remember, Epzicom is two drugs in one pill, so see the pages for those drugs, Epivir, Epivir-HBV and Ziagen. Currently, U.S. HIV treatment guidelines recommend Truvada over Epzicom as a preferred agent for the NRTI component of a treatment... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ziagen

... AWP: $581.10 / month, $152.77 for 240 ml bottle Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, www.treathiv.com , 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Approximately 5-8% of people taking abacavir... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Intelence

...reduction in people with drug resistance to Sustiva or Viramune, although it may work better in Sustiva failures (where the HIV mutation K103N is more likely present, and which does not affect Intelence activity). Intelence is generally... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hope

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
...AIDSMEDS.COM poster Hoping for a cure? Since HIV/AIDS was discovered some two decades ago, researchers have waxed and waned in their Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American women and children are being affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2003, two-thirds of U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were among African-Americans. TRANSMISSION... Read more »

a glimmer of hope for a cure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A small proof-of-concept study has shown that the drug valproic acid (Depakote) may be able to reduce the pool of dormant HIV-infected cells in the body. According to the authors of the study, which was published in the 13th August edition of The... Read more »

a cure in the works?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Vanderbilt University, Brigham Young University, and Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals Report Novel Drug Compound Kills Multiple HIV Strains; Synthetic Small Molecule Acts Through Unique Strain-Independent Virucidal Mechanism NASHVILLE, Tenn. &... Read more »