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Hiv Hiding In Bone Marrow

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Hides Out in Bone Marrow, Study Finds

HIV "can hide in the bone marrow, avoiding drugs and later awakening to cause illness, according to new research that could point the way toward better treatments for the disease," the Associated Press reports (Schmid, 3/7). The findings ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers: AIDS Virus Can Hide in Bone Marrow

HIV can avoid the effects of antiretroviral therapy by hiding in long-living bone marrow cells, reawakening later to continue the cycle of infection, scientists reported on Sunday. The virus is dormant in bone marrow cells, forming a reservoir of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Reservoir in Bone Marrow

HIV can hide inside multipotent hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) in the bone marrow, presenting a challenge for efforts at eradication, according to a study in the March 7, 2010, online edition of Nature Medicine . HPCs are a type of stem cell... Read more »
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First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. Bobbone marrow transplant???Nov 14, 2008 Hi Doctor, My boyfriend just showed me this article http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-12-aids-cure_N.htm Is this possible true? what do you think about it? Response from Dr.... Read more »

Bone Marrow Transplant

Hello Dr. Bob, I have a question. I read about a man in Germany who had a bone marrow transplant and hasn't needed HIV meds for 2 years now. He hasn't been cured obviously, but apparently the bone marrow transplant has helped him combat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As with so very many other questions (95% plus!), the answer to your question was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobFirst claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW... Read more »

bone marrow transplant???

Hi Doctor,My boyfriend just showed me this article http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-12-aids-cure_N.htmIs this possible true? what do you think about it?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The elusive search for an HIV/AIDS cure has been replete with disappointments over the past 27 years. However, the holy grail of viral eradication ("cure") must remain our ultimate goal. The case report of a 42-year-old American living... Read more »

HIV and bone marrow question

Greetings,So I read of the gentleman in europe that recieved a functional HIV cure with a bone marrow transplant that was done to address other issues he had.I've also seen folks stating this isn't a viable option due to the risk involved...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question Steve.In order for HIV to be able to enter and infect a cell it must bind to 2 receptors on the cell surface...one of them is CD4 (which is found on certain types of T cells called Helper cells as well as some other types of... Read more »
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Hiding from HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been hiding, refusing, putting off taking an HIV test for 7 years and I have been lurking around here and posting anonymously for almost 2 years. I have no idea how to get myself to get tested...and yes I have numero uno risk factor so I am... Read more »

Hiv hiding out?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can HIV hide out in the lymph nodes right after infection making a PCR negative? Also, has anyone heard of anyone turning positive after a negative 4 month pcr and what were the circumstances? Read more »

Question: Does HIV hide?

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I have a question I hope you guys will answer for me. Does HIV hide in the lymphnodes or somewhere in the body after the window period and does HIV anti-bodies stop developing once HIV hides?

Is HIV anti-bodies ALWAYS present after the... Read more »