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gene therapy and immune based therapies: changing treatment of hiv?

Goodday Nelson from Greece... In Greece where i am there is not alot of chatter about gene based therapies or immune therapies- i wonder if in US (since you wrote in your last email) that you follow gene based and immune therapies hoping that they...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...stages of infection by preventing the massive destruction of CD4 T cells that ensues. Activation of both cellular and humoral immunity can also halt the slow destruction of the immune system by the latently dormant virus. The results from these... Read more »

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... Read more »

more studies upcoming on immune based therapies and gene therapies???

Hi Nelson, Very interesting stuff- with this immune based therapies and gene therapies. Just... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...Angeles Times reports on the recent efforts of scientists to use gene therapy to strengthen the ability of patients living with HIV to fight off the HIV virus. The article examines an ongoing project by a team of researchers in California who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

... "Tiny variants in a protein that alerts the body to infection could explain how one in 300 HIV-infected people are able to resist the onset of AIDS for years without needing any treatment, researchers said Thursday" in a Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Discover Gene in HIV Used to Undermine Immune System

...Researchers at the University of Utah and the University of Rochester have discovered a gene in HIV that works to stop white blood cell replication and suppresses the immune system, according to a study published in the Journal Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

...of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports.... Read more »
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hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

Some new HIV breakthrough!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a-plying a technique called RNA Interference to the T-cells of the immune system. This pioneering technique could be used making HIV-infected T-cells commit suicide if they get infected. Although the team from the Childrens Hospital of... Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...keep their virus levels in check for a year or more. What makes DeLane's case important is that he is among a small group of HIV-infected men and women participating in an unusual experiment. Half of them have had their own blood cells modified... Read more »

Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...the level of the immune response. A recent study (2004) found that high levels of serum ferritin had a high correlation with HIV mortality regardless of viral load and CD4 count. It seems that ferritin effects the ability of certain white... Read more »