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Hiv Macrophage

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Targeting the Macrophage Reservoir: Early Steps Toward an HIV Cure (Video)

"Can we define where the virus is hiding during ART and then can we eliminate that?" That's the question that Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., of Oregon Health and Science University is asking. In this interview, Sacha sits down with Fred Schaich, of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Study How HIV Hides in Body

An existing drug used to fight a parasite could prove useful in flushing dormant HIV out of the bloods macrophage cells, where existing AIDS drugs cannot penetrate, a new study suggests. Macrophages engulf and digest debris and pathogens in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Plan to Target Immune Cells Responsible for Eluding Antiretroviral Treatment

Certain human immune cells known as macrophages are composed of hybrid HIV strains that elude treatment and antiretroviral drugs, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Florida and other institutions, the Gainesville Sun ... Read more »
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macrophage-activating factor

I hope you reply to my question.. please.Dear docIt is on-line on the web site of The Journal of medical virology and Clinical immunology an abstract of Yamamoto's research where he claims HIV ERADICATION in humans.Abstracts are reviewed by...
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
Not enough data was presented to determine if a "cure" was documented. Changes in viral load and/or CD4 count are not sufficient.... Read more »

HIV and Hemochromatosis

Dear Sir,HIV-1 NEF down-regulates the hemochromatosis protein HFE, manipulating iron homeostasis.PNAS 2005:102:11017-22HFE mutation in hemochromatosis changes the interaction between HIV and macrophages!Sincerely YoursFriedrich Flachsbart...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your feedback with those references is appreciated. The clinical implications of that laboratory finding is unclear and needs more study.... Read more »

HIV/AIDS B-cells

1. What will happen to the person if their B-cells are taken out of the immune system cascade, but the macrophage remains? In other words they no longer function as programmed?2. what will happen to the person if thier marcrophages are no longer...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy.... Read more »

eradication of HIV

The Journal of medical virology reported a study of Yobutu Yamamoto concerning Immunotherapy of HIV infected patients with Gc protein-derived Macrophage activating factor (GcMAF). Is eradication of HIV a real possibility ?Thanks for your answerPedro...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hola Pedro and thanks for your post.Thoughts of a treatment strategy, never mind eradication are wildly premature on the basis of a single in vitro laboratory study.This study is provocative and might lead to approaches to improve treatment, and... Read more »
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Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Posted by Dgrace, 1 Reply
My brother found out he had HIV in July of 2010, his count was under 200, He did not know he had HIV and only recently had symptoms of the disease. He started anti-virals in August. Almost immediatly after starting the medicine he became very ill.... Read more »

My wonderful brother

Posted by Dgrace
My brother passed away in OCT, 2010. He died of Macrophage Activation Syndrome (look it up so you know the symptoms of it because it is hard to diagnose and the anti-virals are the suspected cause of it) and was diagnosed with HIV in July of 2010.... Read more »

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We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1,...
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