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Hiv Provirus Activation

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System a computer software program). At this point, if the T cell is activated, it will start producing new virus instead of performing normal T cell functions. At this stage, several things can happen. The new virus, or provirus , can remain inactive for a long time without triggering viral replication, or it can divide into two proviruses (a process called "mitosis"), or it can start producing new virus that will bud off from the T...
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Dr Wohl,I can't thank you enough for taking the time to help with my education. There is SO much to learn...You recently answered my question on Integrase Inhibitor action (THANKS!)Now I don't understand how using an NNRTI&NRTI (or even...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...integrase inhibitors prevent viral DNA that was created from getting incorporated into our DNA.Now, even further downstream after HIV DNA is placed into our genome, PIs work to stop proteins made from the corrupted DNA from assembling into an... Read more »


Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...body, HIV begins inserting instructions into these T helper cells on how to make more HIV. These instructions are known as "provirus." They are kind of the brain of HIV and it is these instructions that transform the T helper cell into a factory... Read more »

Cure for HIV and Aids (CURE)

Hi Dr Bob,I bet that you are an angel sent from heaven to help people answer questions concerning this plague.I am negative myself (I think, but all my "acts" were protected, so I hope i am safe)Anywasy, I like to hear your opinion towards the cure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Anywasy"???As for my opinion towards the cure for HIV and AIDS, well, my opinion is that I want a cure yesterday! Unfortunately that's not the reality of the situation.Will there "eventually" Read more »

you inspire me a lot 2.... (CURE)

thanks for your answer, as i told you before you inspire me a lot and make me fight for what i might still want in life, i just have another question, i know that you probably hear this every day but i really would like to have a point of view from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...News. Stay well. Dr. Bob Cure? May 13, 2006 Just a quick question doc- is there any word of a cure coming in the near future for HIV/AIDS? I wondered if any of you had checked your crystal ball thats all ;) keep smiling my dear Response from Dr.... Read more »
Search for a Cure

Cure for HIV?

...Institutes of Health. On May 24th the Bloomberg report ( headlined the issue this way: " Top U.S. Scientist to Use New AIDS Drugs Seeking Cure " A summary of scientists' efforts exploring the possibility of eradication can be found ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Reservoir in Bone Marrow

...laboratory cultures of HPCs from HIV negative donors, the virus infected and killed most HPCs, but some containing the latent provirus, or viral genome, went dormant. When they used differentiation factors to force the HPCs to start developing... Read more »

The HIV Life Cycle

...white blood cell that detects and fights foreign invaders of the body. For more information: Contact your doctor or an AIDSinfo Health Information Specialist at 1-800-448-0440 or . Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...States have also been disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Worldwide, an estimated 38 million people were living with HIV/AIDS as of December 2003, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) . Through 2003,... Read more »
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some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply healthy controls, indicating eradication of HIV-infection, which was also confirmed by no infectious center formation by provirus inducing agent-treated patient PBMCs. No recurrence occurred and their healthy CD + cell counts were maintained... Read more »

positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...HIV gets into the body, it passes instructions into T helper cells on how to make more HIV. These instructions are known as "provirus". Later on the infected T helper cell turns into a factory that can make HIV. My questions are: 1. "how to know... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
...I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested Read more »