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Hiv Provirus

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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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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
...can't get to. I'll reprint some information about finding a cure below.Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( Holidays.Dr. BobTopping and Hep C (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C,... 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
...News.Stay well.Dr. BobCure?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 »

"Resultados de PCR"

Dr. Jorge Santana agradecer infinitamente pueda responderme esta inquietud que me mortifica cada da que pasa, no sin antes agradecerle el tiempo brindado a esta pregunta y al gran apoyo que nos brinda a tantos desesperados. Dr. Tengo una duda,...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Si,esta prueba cualitativa de DNA proviral por PCR es lo suficientemente sensitiva como para detectar virus luego de los primeros 14 -21 dias luego de la exposicion. Read more »


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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hopes for Natural Anti-HIV Drugs

...encoding proteins XPB and XPD, which help cells to repair damaged DNA. Cells carrying this mutation showed higher levels of HIV provirus in their chromosomes. Next, the researchers introduced a drug known to destroy cDNA. Among normal cells, cDNA... Read more »
Search for a Cure

Cure for HIV?

...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 »
Treatment Action Group

TAG at 10: The Year 1996

...: Tae-Wook Chun (then of Bob Siliciano's lab at Hopkins, later at NIAID) lectures at ADARC on cellular latency of integrated HIV provirus in resting T cells. This prefigures the end of eradication theory. Sep 23 : Meet Mike Saag to talk about... Read more »

The HIV Life Cycle

...nucleus, where an HIV enzyme called integrase "hides" the HIV DNA within the host cell's own DNA. The integrated HIV DNA is called provirus. The provirus may remain inactive for several years, producing few or no new copies of HIV. ... Read more »
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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 »

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 »


Posted by Anonymous
...virus from people that test positive, and lack of isolation in people who test negative. Instead of just comparing people with AIDS against healthy people, tests should also be validated on people with non-AIDS diseases that may cross-react (such... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »