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Hiv Mechanism

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...high prevalence of STDs in many parts of the United States and with emerging evidence that the U.S. HIV epidemic increasingly is affecting populations with the highest rates of curable STDs, the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention (CHAC) recommended the following: Early detection and treatment of curable STDs should become a major, explicit component of comprehensive HIV prevention programs at national, state, and...
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HIV-2 & KP-1461, Gene Therapy

If the present research for kp-1461/gene therapy succeeds for HIV-1, will it equally function or work for other types of HIV, like HIV-2. Or any idea if the researchers have a plan for all types? Appreciate your answer.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is an intersting new approach to HIV treatment. This drug probably works by accelerating the rate of mutation of HIV during its replicative cycle. Since the virus Read more »

Does Saliva Really Kill HIV? CDC hotline is confusing me! PLEASE PLEASE DR. BOB

Dr. Bob:ive read many of your postings which have been extremely helpful and educational.i was struck by two postings that discussed exposure to pre-cum when performing oral sex, and that there are chemicals in saliva that can kill hiv. now i know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the drool from your chin and stop worrying. We promise to spit-out any and all know information we discover on the exact anti-HIV mechanisms of silva as soon as that information is available. OK?Dr. Bob Read more »

so I'm not a hot construction worker who thinks a lapdance will give me HIV...

....but I do have a question....Is there any difference in the mechanics of the antibody response provoked by vaccination and the mechanics of the antibody response provoked by viral infection? If my B cells make titers for Hep B vax, would they be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, that's correct. The immune mechanisms are the same. If your immune system can mount an antibody response to a hepatitis vaccination, it should also be able to mount Read more »


...Dear Dr. Frascino!I have aditional questions-about HIV...Which anti hiv mechanisms have "non-progressors" , is their imune system different from others?In which way, have they cellular factors or what?Could
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You're not the only one confused about that. The basic answer is that HIV can become incorporated in "resting CD4+ T cells," which are very long-lived cells. Antiretroviral drugs don't affect these cells Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Understanding HIV Transmission Mechanisms: Microbicides and PrEP

...with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view all of Kaiser's coverage of the XVIII International AIDS Conference at . © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What Have You Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing the AIDS Response

...his position and its limitations. Presentations in This Session: Panel Discussion Anand Grover (India) Head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Lawyer's Collective Manfred Nowak (Austria) Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights UN... Read more »
The Body PRO

Pathogenic Mechanisms of HIV Infection

... Pathogenic Mechanisms of HIV Diseases: The Multifaceted Effects of Virus Replication and Viremia on the Host (Plenary Lecture 119) Presented by A. Read more »
McGill University

HIV-1's "Hijacking Mechanism" Pinpointed by McGill/JGH Researchers

...Columbia -- may have found a chink in the armour of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), the microorganism which causes AIDS. They have pinpointed the key cellular machinery co-opted by HIV-1 to hijack the human cell for its own... Read more »
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Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to cure

Posted by optimistic2009, 2 Replies
...chemicals, 17 of which coaxed the virus out of hiding, starting up its normal process of replication. In humans, this would make HIV susceptible to drugs. The top performer was the compound 5HN, which is found in the leaves, bark, and roots of... Read more »

Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and scientific debate, even though many of the 700 M.D.'s and/or Ph.D.'s of The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis have published their reasons for their concern (Philpott 1999). Members of this group include current... Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there any skill involved in performing a HIV Elisa test? Does anyone know how long it actually takes to perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...likely that a person with HIV will get age related cancers, Alzheimer's, kidney disease, liver disease, and heart disease. The mechanisms are complex, but HIV and PIs disrupt, each in their individual ways, the chemical functioning of the... Read more »