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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...must find substances that are active against HIV. Most HIV drugs are identified by testing existing drugs for anti-HIV activity ( screening ). A newer method is rational drug design . In this process, scientists "build" drug molecules to fight HIV in specific ways. When a promising drug is identified, it goes through pre-clinical testing . This involves test-tube and animal studies. These show whether the drug works against HIV and how it...
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Green tea and seroconversion

Dr. Bob I wrote recently updating you on my negative status after 9.5 months. However I am concerned because I read an article in which Dr. Christina Nance explains that green tea does prohibit the replication of HIV. For the past few months before...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Green tea does not affect HIV-antibody test results or the duration of the window period. Your negative HIV-antibody test at 9.5 months is definitive and conclusive. Read more »

Pregnant woman with HIV

I got diagnosed this year on prenatal test and my gynecologist told me to start treatment for the baby which i did, but after 3weeks of taking the medecines i did get some side effects like full body rash in the mouth, the face, the all body that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...available to you and whether you have a suppressed viral level or any history of drug resistance-I would rely on the advice of your HIV specialist in the matter. KH Read more »

Attempts to make HIV uninfectious

Are there any attempts to make the virus uninfectious damaging its structure? I know of a possible genetic trial involving the experimental drug VRX496. The compound seems to destroy HIV once it enter a cell. The approach is innovative and the...
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
...Using HIV-like viruses to deliver molecules (in this case antisense RNA) into cells that disrupt HIV replication is an important strategy Read more »

Green Tea

I have recently read that green tea has certain chemicals that may prevent HIV from replicating. Do you have any information regarding green tea research?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...new research suggests how. Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Sheffield have found that the EGCG molecule binds to the T-cell receptor site at which HIV seeks to attach to the cell. Dr. Christina Nance of Baylor and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Smart Bomb" RNA Molecule Could Take Out Drug-Resistant HIV

... Researchers have engineered an RNA molecule to block freely circulating HIV as well as replication inside infected cells. Tests in mice engineered to be susceptible to HIV showed the chimeric RNAs reduced Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sugar Molecule Can Protect Against HIV, Study Finds

... A sugar molecule called the Pk blood group antigen might provide a defense against HIV, according to a study published last week in the journal Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Molecule on Immune Cells Linked to Sexual Transmission of HIV

... Scientists have hypothesized that HIV hijacks immune cells known as dendritic cells to infiltrate the immune system. Dr. Benhur Lee and colleagues at the University Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...Problems With the Tropism Test? What Is Viral Tropism? When HIV attaches to a CD4 cell it is going to infect, it uses molecules on the cell surface. These are called receptors or chemokine co-receptors. The first receptor HIV uses is the... Read more »
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...distinct signaling pathways. The truncated NK-IR did not respond directly to substance P, but worked through another signaling molecule, the chemokine RANTES, to increase the calcium flow. The RANTES molecule is important because it binds to... Read more »

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Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The results of the Phase I clinical trial are published in the March issue of the scientific journal... Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
...virus expressing HIV-1 RT mediated by HLA-A2-restricted CTL in a mouse in which all CTL are restricted to only the human HLA molecule. Such antiviral protection has not been previously achieved with an HLA epitope-enhanced vaccine. These findings... Read more »