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C-reactive protein production in HIV

Apparently my c reactive protien levels are quite elavated! What does this mean? Is it bad and if so how do I lower it??I am on Sustiva,ziagen,reyataz and retinovir. My cd4 are 900-1300 I am in reasonable health although my energy levels are lower...
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
You don't indicate what the elevated level is, or why the test was ordered in the first place. C-reactive protein is a very nonspecific marker of inflammation. It can be increased with infections, drug reactions, heart problems, among many... Read more »

hepA/B and HIV protein markers

Question: Dear Dr. I have read and heard that a certain percentage of people who get hepB and/or... Read more »

I think I have HIV due to insect bite reactions

HiI visited Thailand over 4 weeks ago. I had sex and mostly used a condom but one time I inserted... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify Protein in Monkey Cells That Blocks HIV; Could Help Scientists Develop Drugs, Vaccine

Researchers have identified in monkey cells a protein that naturally blocks HIV that could help scientists develop drug treatments for HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the journal Nature , the San... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify 273 Human Proteins That Play a Role in HIV Transmission, Progression

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have identified 273 human proteins that HIV uses to infect cells and reproduce, according to a study published Thursday in Science magazine, the New York Times reports. According to the Times , the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study Says

Individuals who have extra copies of a gene that produces a specific protein are less likely to contract HIV or develop AIDS than people from the same ancestry who do not have extra copies of the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 6... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Common Protein in Human Semen Increases Infectious Potential of HIV, Study Says

A common protein in human semen increases the infectious potential of HIV 100,000-fold, according to a study published Friday in the journal Cell , the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle , 12/14). Researchers at... Read more »
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Protein in Tears???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tuesday March 16 on the Discovery Channel there was a news brief saying that scientists had discovered a protein in human tears and saliva that was deadldy to the AIDS virus and that it would be a significant force in new treatments.

Since then i... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »