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Hiv Amino Acid Sequences

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Genotype and phenotype basics

Hi Doc,Please could you explain (in simple terms) what a genotype test is and what a phenotype test is? I understand that they test for different things. Regards,Rog from UK
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...so researchers will speak of having 'sequenced' the virus. What is reported to physicians when a genotype is performed is the amino acid sequence compared to the sequence in a fully susceptible 'wild type' virus with no resistance mutations. Thus... 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
...CTLs and the protein molecules, known as T-cell receptors, that jut from their surface. If a CTLs T-cell receptor has the right amino acid sequence, it will recognize the HIV peptide on the infected cell as foreign--prompting the CTL to multiply... 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? (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
...CTLs and the protein molecules, known as T-cell receptors, that jut from their surface. If a CTLs T-cell receptor has the right amino acid sequence, it will recognize the HIV peptide on the infected cell as foreign--prompting the CTL to multiply... Read more »
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does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
...affinity binders and less in need of improvement. The advantage of this epitope is that it is also strongly conserved because its amino acid sequence, YMDD, is part of an active site of HIV RT. Such a conserved epitope may be more valuable in a... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...Is this a good thing? Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain 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 »