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Hiv Virus Receptors

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HIV or Meds causing abnormal CD4 receptors?

Dr. Boyle, Do all HIV positive folk have abnormal CD4 cell receptors? If so, is this caused by HIV infection or is it a side effect of meds? How do these abnormalities manifest themselves...do they cause symptoms or compromise immune...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...little confusing, but I'll try to give you the answer your looking for. CD4+ T cell deficits are not present in all patients with HIV, and the time to develop signficanty immunocompromise (low CD4+ T cells) may vary widely from individual to... Read more »

CCRP-Delta 32?

My ex-wife has HIV. We have had no sex for seven months. My girlfriend is a med student. I have... Read more »
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Project Inform

Co-Receptors: CCR5 -- Understanding HIV

... Table of Contents CCR5 and Fusin Co-Receptors for HIV Differences Between CCR5 and Fusin Chemokines Clinical Implications The Continuing Saga Commentary on Co-Receptors Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Scientists Identify New Cellular Receptor for HIV

... A cellular protein that helps guide immune cells to the gut has been newly identified as a target of HIV when the virus begins its assault on the body's immune system, according to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Co-Receptor Drugs on the Horizon

...drugs that bind to chemokine receptors, such as CCR5 and CXCR4. They were the first to put an X4 blocking drug into people with HIV and proved that the concept was viable. Unfortunately, the company's first X4 drug candidate, AMD3100, produced... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...Reliable Is the Test? What Do the Results Mean? Are There 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... Read more »
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aids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Research Uncovers Signaling Pathways Related To Brain-immune System Links - May Lay Groundwork For Novel HIV Treatment Main Category: HIV / AIDS News Article Date: 18 May 2006 - 8:00am (PDT) New research on signaling pathways Read more »

just curious

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...heard of or read "The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS" by Michael Fumento. He brings up some interesting points about the spread of HIV. I think it would be a good book for many of the "worried well" to read, especially hetero men. I've seen a... Read more »

HIV and Circumcision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Toronto Globe and Mail, an Australian team has reported findings that circumcised males are 2 to 8 times LESS likely to contract HIV through the penis. This new research postulates that the foreskin is the primary point of entry for the virus... Read more »

CCR5

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Jackie, what is the mutated CCR5?? Is it a different strain or what? Read more »