The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Capsid Protein

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify Protein in Monkey Cells That Blocks HIV; Could Help Scientists Develop Drugs, Vaccine

Researchers have identified in monkey cells a protein that naturally blocks HIV that could help scientists develop drug treatments for HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the journal Nature , the San... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study IDs Protein That Helps HIV

US scientists have identified a protein HIV uses to attach itself to chromosomes, presenting a possible target for new HIV drugs. HIV enters a chromosome using the integrase protein, said Dr. Eric Poeschla, who led the Mayo Clinic researchers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study Says

Individuals who have extra copies of a gene that produces a specific protein are less likely to contract HIV or develop AIDS than people from the same ancestry who do not have extra copies of the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 6... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Proteins and hiv

Regards! I have looked for and read the questions related to taking whey protein while taking meds but most of them focus to viral load; my question is if taking protein to enchance body mass can affect you in ANY way, I've heard things related...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Unless you are exercising 3-4 times a week with resistance exercise, extra protein is not going to help you increase muscle mass. If fact, a whey protein study done in HIV positives showed that the placebo group gained as many pounds as the whey... Read more »

elevated protein in HIV urine test

Elevated proteins in HIV urine tests indicates what?...
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
Elevated protein in the urine is a very nonspecific marker. It could be the result of infection, inflammation or kinds of kidney disease.... 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 who responds to HIV meds is now... Read more »
Connect With Others

Protein in Tears???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tuesday March 16 on the Discovery Channel there was a news brief saying that scientists had discovered a protein in human tears and saliva that was deadldy to the AIDS virus and that it would be a significant force in new treatments.

Since then i... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: " attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »