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Hiv Drug Targets

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Research Finds Possible New Targets for HIV Drugs

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have used a promising new technology to newly identify over 200 proteins that HIV needs to live and reproduce inside human cells. While these findings need more research before directly impacting the lives of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Apply Math Model to HIV to Discover Targets for Vaccines or Drugs

Scientists at the Ragon Institute -- a joint enterprise of Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University formed in 2009 to bring together diverse disciplines to work on HIV -- "using a powerful... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia Targets Free HIV/AIDS Drugs for All by 2010

An Ethiopian health official today announced the government has set a target of providing universal antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS patients by 2010. ARVs have been free in Ethiopia since 2005, but not all who need them can access them. The... Read more »
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Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let us know about A3G and maybe changing the way we compat hiv..thank you once again Anton Scientists continue to unravel a potential new target for HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This is a promising new target for anti-HIV drug development but there is no A3G-related candidate drug currently under clinical (human) study that would likely be avalable in the near future. Current therapy available in resource weathly areas... Read more »

closer examination of this target needed with improvement treatment options!

Dr. Young,As you note, hiv therapy has drastically improved the outcomes for the majority of positive individuals. Nevertheless, this articles raises some concern about the fact that some brain damage does occur even with individuals on therapy....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Michael-thanks for your posting and attention to the literature surrounding HIV.This study does raise important questions about therapuetic goals-- some have asserted that getting medications to all anatomic sites is an essential goal. The fact is,... Read more »

HIV-B that targets CD8 cellsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some information about something referred to as HIV-B which primarily targets CD8 as opposed to CD4 cells. Do you have any knowledge of this? and if so, is this detectable by the standard HIV-1 ELISA? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There are only 2 HIV viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. There is no HIV-B virus. Both of the HIV viruses infect CD4 cells (also known as T4 cells or T-Helpercells). More information on HIV-2 can be found in the... Read more »

Employer targeting me for HIV

My employer switched benefit plans 3 years ago and became self insured. After the first year, the personnel director advised that they were hiring a third party benefit administrator "because she knows way more than she should know about...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The best thing to do would be to contact an attorney to discuss the situation and seek advice.... Read more »
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"AIDS's Surprising New Target"

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Georgianna Perez begins every day as many mothers do, rousing her son and getting him off to school before setting out on her four-mile walk at the local park. It may seem ambitious, though not so remarkable,... Read more »