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Hiv-1 Peptide Binding Cd8

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...of different steps in order to make copies ofitself. This is called the HIV lifecycle. All HIV drugs work by interrupting astep in HIV's lifecycle, thereby stopping HIV "in its tracks." The HIV Lifecycle Once HIV is in the body, it targets and infects a certain type of whiteblood cell called a CD4 cell. HIV then takes over or "hijacks" these cells andturns them into factories that produce thousands of copies of the virus....
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history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...criteria for ICL include:1. CD4 count less than 300 or CD4% less than 20% on two or more measurements.2. Lack of evidence of HIV infection.3. Absence of alternative explanations for the CD4-cell lymphocytopenia, including Sjgren's syndrome,... Read more »

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 »

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 positive for 6 years my age now is 37 years old,l have put my hand up for a new phase gene therapy trail starting at st vincents hospital...The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...therapy, results in AIDS. However, a very small percentage of HIV-infected people known as elite controllers manage to suppress HIV infection for many years. Certain of the CTLs of elite controllers may be genetically equipped to bind tightly to... Read more »

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
...marrow transplant from a man with a gene that made him virtually immune to HIV. The treatment may not be a cure because the AIDS virus can become undetectable while still remaining in the body. In the new study, researchers focused on a molecule... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clue to How Some "Control" Their HIV Without Medication

...3 billion nucleotides in the human genome, just a handful make the difference between those who can stay healthy in spite of HIV infection and those who, without treatment, will develop AIDS," said study co-author Dr. Bruce Walker of the Ragon... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...before testing them in humans also poses problems. To date, no perfect animal model has been found for replicating the effects of HIV in humans. Early studies in rabbits and other rodents (such as the severe combined immune deficiency [SCID]-hu... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. ... Read more »
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does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
... In protection against HIV or SIV virus (1, 2, 3), CD8 CTL play a major role. Nevertheless, the natural immune response to HIV is often unable to clear the infection. Although a number of Ags that induce CTL responses and can help to eliminate... Read more »

To John In London

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
hi there. i've never even heard of a bdna. i've had a dna at i think it was 7 weeks past exposure and i've had a negative 3 month elisa (3rd generation). i'm concerned what you said about the bdna, that it picks up strains found in europe and not... Read more »

CD4 CD8

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anybody know what other viral infections apart from HIV can cause an inverted CD4:CD8 ratio? Read more »

cd4/cd8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cd4 helper 1254 -57% cd8 suppressor 517-23.5% cd4/cd8 ratio 2.43 wbc 10.7 h platelet 425 h mono neg checking for reativation of ebv because my herpe virus Read more »