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Hiv Gp120

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Ask the Experts

Block gp120 on CD4 instead of attacking HIV?

Hi, I'm not an expert in virology, and I have a VERY limited understanding of the HIV infection mechanism; I was wondering however why we try and attack the HI Virus. Why not rather the CD4 receptors to the gp120 protein on the virus instead...
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
There is already one fusion inhibitor (fuzeon) on the market, and others in clinical trials. Blocking the virus from attaching to cells is the subject of intense research and drug development.... Read more »

Vaccine GP-120

I am reading some very hopeful things on recent vaccine development. I am wondering, is there some... Read more »

Gp120 and CD4

How is gp120 able to locate the CD4 receptors located on cells, and by what process?... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

New Findings Suggest Strategy to Help Generate HIV-Neutralizing Antibodies

New discoveries about anti-HIV antibodies may bring researchers a step closer to creating an effective HIV vaccine, according to a new paper co-authored by scientists at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Unveil Piece of HIV Protein That May Be Key to AIDS Vaccine Development

In a finding that could have profound implications for AIDS vaccine design, researchers led by a team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have generated an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Discover Vulnerable Area on HIV That Could Lead to Development of HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Scientists on Wednesday announced they had identified a vulnerable area on HIV that might be susceptible to antibodies and could prevent the virus from infecting human cells, Reuters Health reports. The findings are published in the Feb. 15... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Bananas Could Help Prevent the Spread of HIV

A natural chemical in bananas could inhibit HIV infection and play a role in future drug applications, investigators report in a new preliminary study. Researchers knew that a banana-derived lectin, or protein, called BanLec, binds to certain... Read more »
Connect With Others

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This past week I went in for my annual blood HIV testing because my spouse has HIV. My initial HIV test this week returned with an abnormal result which inspired that lab to test with the additional Western Blot exam. This too returned... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Validation: Search for the Gold Standard

HIV tests should be validated against direct isolation of the virus from people that test positive, and lack of isolation in people who test negative.
Instead of just comparing people with AIDS against healthy... Read more »

Green tea?

Posted by franfrog

Green Tea Blocks HIV in Test Tubes

Too Soon to Know if Green Tea Will Do the Same in People

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Ann Edmundson
on Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006 -- An antioxidant in green tea may block HIV, the virus... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Recruitment to Open for Peptide T Anti-Viral Trial

(Contact Diane Cenko, HIVCARE Client Outreach Coordinator, 415-353-6215 or 6259)

San Francisco, Calif. - February, 2001 -- A phase II study of Peptide T to evaluate its... Read more »