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Hiv Destroys What Immune Cell

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses (Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath, called a capsid . The genetic material in the core is RNA (ribonucleic acid), which contains the information that the virus needs in order to replicate (make more copies of itself) and perform other functions. You can think of RNA as the set of rules the virus follows in order to...
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genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »

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 »

Are these good CD4 / immune cell numbers?

Hi Ben,Are these good CD4 numbers to have? Worried I may have HIV and would have had it since 2003, but I have been tested 11 times total including 3 times in 2009 which would have been six years after possible exposure. All kinds of tests...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Matt, Thanks for your post. Your CD4 test numbers are entirely normal (save for the testo and vitamin D).You don't have HIV.BY... Read more »

Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with low CD4 count? talking 24, 136 ...please advise, thank you....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is not a product approved for use in humans. As such, I would not recommend it's use in persons with HIV.BY... Read more »
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Help, this is destroying my life

Posted by guasonch, 2 Replies
Hi! First i want to say that ive already post this in spanish forum but i do this again because im really nervous and a new opinion is important for me. Also i want to say that english is not my strong and if i make mistakes sorry for that.
Ok i... Read more »

To: I destroyed my life guy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is the last time I will post this guysa message- I just want to know what happens when he gets his negative results:
Is the guy who posted the post below last week around. Im very interested to hear his reaction when he gets his negative... Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »

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 »