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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...T cells, B cells, and macrophages -- calling them into action to fight the intruder. CD4 cells produce many different cytokines in order to communicate effectively with other immune system cells. Killer T cells directly attack and destroy (kill) cells infected by viruses as well as abnormal cancerous cells. Yet another type of T cell, called suppressor T cells, calls off the immune system attack once the invader is conquered. (This is to...
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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 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 this discovery does that mean that HIV can possibly stay dormant (would Antibody test be unreliable diagnostic procedure? Here is the full article:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know (and still don't completely understand) is how HIV manages to evade our body's own immune response. Certainly we know HIV attacks immune cells (CD4) and eventually destroys them. However, there are many other components of the body's immune... Read more »

What do you think of the report of a drug which attacks HIV in its hiding place?

Can you give your opinion on this:Ottawa researchers at the Ottawa Hospital announced this week that a naturally occurring protein can reduce the level of HIV to undetectable levels in dormant cells that hide from other drugs. The team tested a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...mentioned describes the ability of the above protein to reduce the amount of HIV to undetectable levels in latently infected cells. Latently infected cells are those cells in which the virus hides. We will only know, whether or not such a... Read more »

What exactly is AIDS? In detail.

Well, my heading pretty much asks my whole question. I am doing a report/presentation in one of my classes at school and I would like a detailed answer on what AIDS is. Thanks.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...fight off invaders. This is how HIV damages the immune system.When HIV first enters the body, your immune system immediately attacks the virus, and keeps it under control for a number of years. During this time, the virus is at constant battle... Read more »
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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...therapies for HIV diseaseavailable. How does HIV Damage the Immune System? HIV Reduces the Number of CD4 Cells HIV attacks the immune system's soldiers -- the CD4 cells. When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, you are lessable... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV takes over these cells and turns them into virus factories that produce... Read more »
Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology

First-Ever Video Reveals How HIV Spreads Between Immune Cells

...working to identify the exact process involved in the movement of viral particles, which they believe involves the scaffolding of the cell -- or its cytoskeleton. New super-resolution microscopy at CBST will make that possible. They will also be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...) that can fight different diseases. As HIV disease progresses, the number of CD4 cells drops. The first CD4 cells that HIV attacks are the ones that specifically fight HIV. Some types of CD4 cells can disappear, leaving gaps in the immune... Read more »
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INTRODUCING HIV'S COUSIN

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
...that's complete bullshit and they are 2 different viruses all together but yet they are very similar in the case that they both attack the immune system In other words they are both retroviruses. If you have ever had any type of lyme disease,... Read more »

Has anyone heard about a posible working vaccine?

Posted by stevetrip, 3 Replies
...HIV" by Gary Karch. "The drugs called DAPY's mimic the virus by changing shape which enables it to interfere with the way HIV attacks the immune system. It sounds promising...<:-) Is this legitimate?? you can see the post at... Read more »

JUST SOMTHING TO READ

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON
...compared their immune systems with those of 50 healthy individuals who did not inject drugs, she found that even when she drowned the cells of the drug users with HIV, they did not become infected. She found that the drug users were making large... Read more »

Exposure Facts

Posted by Anonymous
...pathogenic forms: Virus or Bacteria. Antibiotics can be used to kill bacterial organisms in or on your body. They do this by attacking the very organism itself. Overfeeding them-if you will. They die when they explode. Virus' are alot harder to... Read more »