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Hiv Replication In Latent Phase

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Very Early HIV Treatment May Limit "Seeding" of Latent HIV Reservoirs, Study Finds

Early HIV treatment, specifically during acute HIV infection, can limit the virus from forming HIV reservoirs in central memory CD4+ cells, according to study results presented at CROI 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Researchers in Thailand screened 52,767... Read more »

High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin May Reduce Latent HIV Reservoir in Resting CD4+ Cells, Study Suggests

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »

Immune Control of HIV Replication

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this summary, you'll hear Bruce Walker, M.D., discuss his plenary paper, "Immune Control of HIV Replication." To view a video of Dr.... Read more »
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Latent Reservoirs -Where, When, and How Long?

My question relates to latent HIV reservoirs. I would like to know to the best of your knowledge the different types of cells and tissues that might act as reservoirs for the virus, how soon after infection they are created respectively, and how...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
We are learning a lot about so called latent reservoirs - cells that the virus enters but which replicate slowly keeping these viruses out of the reach of HIV medications. These cells are found throughout our body as part of our immune system.... Read more »

Stopping viral load replication

When first diagnosed 3 years ago my viral load was in the hundred thousands, I believe it was 7 hundred thousand. According to this particular strain, I had been infected for 13 years before detection. Immediately started on sustiva and...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
This is a very good question.The best antiretroviral therapy lowers the plasma viral load - which is really a test of the amount of HIV RNA in the blood - by 3-5 logs, i.e. it reduced your viral load from 750,000 to 75,000 (one log) to 7,500 (two... Read more »

Father Diagnosed with Phase 4 HIV

My father has just recovered from Double Pneumonia and has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS Phase 4. He is 61 Years old and his 6 week treatment started 2 weeks ago. He is not eating and is very weak. He should be out of hospital this week. What can we...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question, sorry to hear about your father. I'm not familiar with the classification system that you've cited-- the typical grading system that I'm used to hearing about is the CDC's 1993 criteria... Read more »

Argos AGS-004 Phase 2a trial in patients with HIV

Howdy Robert: I am Robert also. I just wanted to let you know that today March 29th at 11:28 AM EST I began a protocal program that you have on your bucket list. To make a short version you most likely are aware it is the ARGOS study with Dendrionic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Robby,Well I don't know if dendritic cell therapy is exactly on my bucket list, but I'm certainly a strong proponent of immune-based therapies as a critical piece for the cure of HIV/AIDS. Please feel free to send periodic... Read more »
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prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »

Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »