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Tropism Tests

What Is Viral Tropism? Some People "Naturally" Block the CCR5 Receptor How Is the Test Used? How Is Viral Tropism Measured? How 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 chemokine co-receptors. The first receptor HIV uses is the CD4...
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t4 receptors

Since t4 cells have receptors that hiv binds what does hiv have that causes this binding? Can any part of hiv surface bind to a t4 receptor? Is this binding process purely a chemical reaction? I have noticed over the last ten years when my lipids...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Great questions. HIV has a very specific genetic sequence (and therefore structure) of its envelop protein that binds to the CD4 receptor in a tight lock-and-key way. The relationship between your lipids and HIV viral load is not directly related to... Read more »

new drugs that block the ccr5 receptor?

Hi Dr. Bob, You are the most amazing expert on this site -not only sexy but by far- the most compassionate. i wish i could see you in person to squeeze you tightly and thank you. now, on to my question darling. My dearest doctor Bob -do you think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Davi,Actually we are one step ahead of you. A novel new anti-HIV drug therapy that inhibits CCR5 receptors has already been developed and FDA approved. It's called maraviroc. (See below.) However, before you start doing naked cartwheels... Read more »

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
Your question is a 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... Read more »

co-receptors

What are co-receptors? What is their significance in HIV infection?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Coreceptors are molecules on the surface of a cell, in addition to CD4, that HIV requires to lock onto a cell in order to gain entry and infect the cell.... Read more »
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My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!

The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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space shuttels vs hiv virus ??..

Posted by umavanukuri
space shuttels lands on moon and moves at upper atmosphere, hiv virus touches cd4 cells and does work spoiling the cells and eventually immune system Read more »

Theres a virus here and its not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a virus in this board,uneducated,selfish,sick people that steal names and post very off and stupid info.
GET SERIOUS!

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