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Heat resistance of HIV virus cells vs. RBCs

Has there been any research performed regarding the ability to destroy HIV cells using heat (while not impacting RBCs)? Do you think this is possible given the DNA/RNA structure of HIV virus cells versus the protein and lipid bilayer of the RBC? I...
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
...I am not a protein chemist. Heat will destroy the virus, and will also destroy RBCs. I don't know what the differential temperature, if any, might be. I am not aware of any research Read more »

Can HIV virus be transfered by ejaculate without sperm cells?

Dear Dr.BobMaybe strange question:Is there lower transmision risk if there are no sperm cells in... Read more »

resting cells

Dr HolodniyI'm a medical student studying in the UK and i'm hoping you can help me with a couple of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Virus Lurks in Fat Cells, French Study Finds

...virus uses two main receptors, CD4 and CCR5 -- both found on T cells -- as a molecular entrance, injecting its RNA and forcing the cell to manufacture copies. But fat cells also have CCR5 receptors, and now it appears HIV must use these to infect... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Scientists Snip AIDS Virus Out of Human Cells

...enzyme, Cre, which recognizes similar genetic sequences, scientists said. After Tre cut HIV-specific genes out of the host's DNA, the cell flushed out the targeted DNA fragment as waste. "After that it is healthy," said Joachim Hauber of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...therefore exposed to more of the virus than are cells that fight other pathogens. To test this hypothesis, the researchers examined the cells of four HIV-positive individuals undergoing structured treatment interruption of their antiretroviral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers: AIDS Virus Can Hide in Bone Marrow

...the new blood cells and moves on to infect other cells, she said. "If we're ever going to be able to find a way to get rid of the cells, the first step is to understand" where the reservoirs of latently infected cells are, Collins said. Other... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »


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My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
...diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice. My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus! The day after , my doctor told me that he had... Read more »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...It's Worth Knowing Thought Prayer Today in History Women Children Exchange IRIB TV IRIB Radio Scientists turn stem cells into disease-fighting t-cells WASHINGTON (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have found a way to genetically... Read more »