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HIV-B that targets CD8 cellsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some information about something referred to as HIV-B which primarily targets CD8 as opposed to CD4 cells. Do you have any knowledge of this? and if so, is this detectable by the standard HIV-1 ELISA? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There are only 2 HIV viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. There is no HIV-B virus. Both of the HIV viruses infect CD4 cells (also known as T4 cells or T-Helpercells). More information on HIV-2 can be found in the... Read more »

Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let... Read more »

H1N1 "target" population

The H1N1 "target" population right now includes Health Care workers (including EMTs,... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Mechanisms for Circumcision to Reduce HIV Transmission in Different Penile Tissue: Target Cell Differences Rather Than Keratinisation

An intensive study looking at the protective impact on adult male circumcision for reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission suggested new biological mechanisms for protection. This study was presented as an oral presentation by Minh Dinh from... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Targeting Reactivated HIV Using Natural Killer Cells: Another Potential Cure Strategy (Video)

"A lot of these strategies for [an HIV] cure involve waking up the virus in some way, reactivating the transcription from the stably integrated virus, but then the next question is what will eliminate that cell now that you've woken the sleeping... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Plan to Target Immune Cells Responsible for Eluding Antiretroviral Treatment

Certain human immune cells known as macrophages are composed of hybrid HIV strains that elude treatment and antiretroviral drugs, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Florida and other institutions, the Gainesville Sun ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: Metropolitan Community Church Targets Meth Use and Rising HIV Rates

Two pastors of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), an international Los Angeles-based Christian denomination that welcomes and affirms gays and lesbians, recently joined other community leaders in northern Virginia for a World AIDS Day health... Read more »
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COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD!

Help health care providers understand your needs.
If you are a woman who is HIV positive living in the US, I would appreciate your assistance with my research project by completing my survey that should... Read more »

COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD!

Posted by sarora

COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD!

Help health care providers understand your needs.
If you are a woman who is HIV positive living in the US, I would appreciate your assistance with my research project by completing my survey that should... Read more »

COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD

Posted by sarora

COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD!

Help health care providers understand your needs.
If you are a woman who is HIV positive living in the US, I would appreciate your assistance with my research project by completing my survey that should... Read more »