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Hiv Destroys What Cell Type

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Studies Describe How HIV Destroys Cells, Leads to AIDS

"U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bee Venom Destroys HIV and Spares Surrounding Cells, Say Researchers

Washington University School of Medicine researchers describe the bee venom toxin melittin as a promising HIV prevention and treatment measure, because melittin can disrupt the protective double-layered membrane surrounding the HIV virus. In... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Research Seeks a Way to Destroy HIV Protein Shield

In November, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it had awarded nine new Grand Challenges Explorations Phase II grants, one of them to Andy Qigui Yu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Radiations to destroy HIV in reservoirs?

If radiations would target directly the cells where HIV latently hides is there a possibilty the virus could be destroyed like cancers? A study suggested that with the help of nanotecnology antibodies could be carried with radioactivity in order to...
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 radiation could kill HIV infected cells. The strategy you cite might be possible if it could be designed to not kill other bystander uninfected cells or result in any long term complications associated with radiation.... Read more »

hiv destroyed my marriage

i have been married for 13 years and my husband found out he is hiv in 1997 well with all the stress and everything that goes with hiv my marriage is ending i dont have sex with him anymore i am scared we dont talk to one another and i find myself...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
It sounds to me like you need to take care of yourself. Your description sounds like your husband is very unfair and abusive to you. And it seems that your friends think so too. I also suggest that you talk with a counselor and get the support... Read more »

hiv destroyed my 13 year marriage

my husband is hiv posotive and i am negative well the problem is sex i have not had sex with him ever since finding this out and that was 3 years ago i am afraid even though i know how to protect one self i cant seem to get over the fear,he will be...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Your closing statement is very wise and important to remember, that "Love is never enough" as much as we wish it was enough. A very painful reality is that some marriages can not survie HIV (or any other serious illness). If indeed the... Read more »

FEAR of HIV ---- DO NOT DESTROY YOUR LIVES!!!!!

Hi Michael; I'm reading here on this forum (and in the others) many questions from people who are afraid of being HIV+ and cannot decide to go for the test. I'm 28 and people says I have everything from life. I'm good looking, high...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Life is precious and important for each of us whther or not we are infected with HIV, and that is a lesson that we can never be reminded of too often. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope that you are now receiving the best medical... Read more »
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23f Terrified my life will be destroyed if tested

Posted by lilgirl, 2 Replies
I am a 23 year old girl who has been recently having some symptoms of HIV. It all started with a bad fever with profuse sweating I had about a month ago. Although the fever only lasted about a week, the sweating (especially at night) has continued.... Read more »

I destroyed what I most love in this world

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a perfect family but now I destroyed it. On my one trip at the beginning of this year, I exposed to HIV. I kept thinking about suicide since I knew I was HIV+.

But recently, I saw my wife's skin also had many red tinny dots, I know she got HIV... Read more »

Body is destroying board..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have noticed that since the body posted their ad at the top there has been little activity here. I think that ad is turning people off this board. People see it and think its a commercial board. It is tacky!

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I destroyed my life

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm married with children and have a great career. As of 3 weeks ago, I had what, to most people, was the perfect life. However, AA says that you are only as "sick as your secrets". I had a secret which is now coming back to haunt me literally to... Read more »