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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that
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Gene Therapy treatment for HIV !!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr Keith my idol, the man that makes sense to me all the time,l have been hiv positive for 25 years and resistant to nearly all meds.... in your expert opinino how long before we have viable gene thearpy for hiv treatemnt ???Gene Therapy Shows...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Too early to predict if such an approach to gene therapy would be effective and safe and affordable and useful for persons with resistant virus-years away from knowing the answer to your good question. KH Read more »

Other uses of Ritonavir besides HIV ?!?!?

I'm a 24yo gay male who has been dating a guy now for several months. Let's call him Jim for now :-)Earlier today I found a prescription bottle of the drug RITONAVIR at his house (100mg, one a day). I'm a recent Molecular Cell biology graduate and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,Unless I'm missing something, ritonavir (Norvir) is only used for the treatment of HIV. The medication is largely used as a pharmacologic booster for other HIV medications (protease inhibitors). This same activity, Read more »

Gene Therapy the new way for hiv ???

Hi Dr Mark,keep up the great work you do saving lives, how long before gene therapy can be used for hiv treatment ??? l have resistance to nearly all mt meds... what do you think of this storythank youGene Therapy Shows Promise Against HIVEarly...
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
Yes, perhaps it may be the way forward, but unfortunately, not for a while. Many such studies have been done or are currently being performed or planned. Some others have shown modest results as well. The strategy has to be further tuned to maximize... Read more »

New Gene Therapy for HIV !!!!!!!!!! (GENE THERAPY, 2010)

Dr Robert my idol and shining light, please tell me what this really means ??? l have been hiv positive for 25 years and most of my friends have died to aids...l have resistance to nearly all hiv meds.... how long before gene therapy can give us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...may be best for those who aren't doing well on existing antiretroviral drugs, said John Rossi, chairman of the molecular and cellular biology department at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope Medical Center near Los Angeles."There are... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

...in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

... What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...their reasons for their concern (Philpott 1999). Members of this group include current and former professors of molecular and cell biology at Harvard, Berkeley, and other prestigious universities, as well as two Nobel Prize winners in chemistry,... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Foundation for AIDS Research. By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter SOURCES: Teunis Geijtenbeek, Ph.D., department of molecular cell biology and immunology, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Jeffrey Laurence, M.D.,... Read more »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...The study was conducted by a team from the University of California, Los Angeles, AIDS Institute and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine. The findings, published this week in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the... Read more »

any one seen this?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...limit the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and not remove it from the body. The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in the city of Dresden was the partner in the research, reported in Friday's issue of the... Read more »