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Hiv Capsid Protein

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

...that help coordinate activities of the immune system. (The function of reverse transcriptase, which means "writing backwards," will be explained later when we discuss how HIV infects T cells.) HIV, like all other viruses, has proteins that are particular to itself. These proteins are called antigens . Antigens have diverse functions in viral replication. In the case of HIV, a combination of two antigens, gp120 and gp41 , allow the virus...
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HIV Tat Protein Part II

Thank you Doctor Henry for posting my alert which has hit home personally. I had a question buried in the verbose previous post, as to how effecient, Sustiva is by itself, taking out the HIV lurking behind the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) with it's Tat...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thanks for posting that concern. There remains unclear data as to whether HIV meds than penetrate well into brain clearly provide a clinical benefit regarding brain function compared to otherwise effective Read more »

HIV Tat protein causing brain damage

"The dendrites begin to look like a patch of severely damaged trees after a bad ice storm." (EEEK!!)I thought it was my imagination that I was "losing it" mentally lately but once I read the articles on:"Researchers Identify Toehold For HIV's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that. KH Read more »

C-reactive protein production in HIV

Apparently my c reactive protien levels are quite elavated! What does this mean? Is it bad and if so how do I lower it??I am on Sustiva,ziagen,reyataz and retinovir. My cd4 are 900-1300 I am in reasonable health although my energy levels are lower...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You don't indicate what the elevated level is, or why the test was ordered in the first place. C-reactive protein is a very nonspecific marker of inflammation. It can be increased with infections, drug reactions, heart problems, among many Read more »

proteins block hiv

Hi. I read somewhere that they discovered 220 proteins in the body some of which might block HIV. Does this sound promising in the next 5 years as a long term treatment? What is the average HIVer living with on meds these days on the current meds?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Many new approaches are being looked at (including using the body's own proteins to help fight off HIV). New treatments using these strategies are problay 10 or more years away. The average life span of someone Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trials for Drug That Leaves HIV Defenseless

...on treatment show resistance to one or more of their drugs. In the latest research, PA-457 disrupted the formation of HIV's capsid protein, the conical shield which stores and protects the RNA essential to HIV's replication. The drug binds to the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find HIV-Blocking Protein in Monkeys

...preparatory step is the removal, or uncoating, of the protective shell surrounding HIV's genetic material. This coat, called the capsid, must be removed before HIV can insert its genetic material into the host cell's DNA and begin to make copies... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alliance Identifies New Class of Agents With Potential to Treat HIV/AIDS

...identification of a new class of compounds that inhibit a novel target in HIV. These compounds disrupt the assembly of the HIV-1 capsid protein, which is a vital step in changing immature, non-infectious HIV into its mature, infectious form."... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Discovery Lays Groundwork for Potential New Class of Anti-HIV Drugs

...even more impressive." Dr. Summers and his student team have also successfully solved the structures of three important HIV proteins and several other components of HIV. Although the current combination of reverse transcriptase inhibitors and... Read more »
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3rd Generation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had taken an Elisa test and happened to ask what version the test was and was told it was a 3rd generation test. Does 3rd generation mean it is not as good as a 4th generation, or are 3rd generation tests ordered for different reasons than 4th... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...testing approach is utilized. The detection of p24 antigen by ELISA is a simple and cost effective technique to demonstrate viral capsid (core) p24 protein in blood during acute infection due to the initial burst of virus replication after... 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 »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »