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Hiv's Entry Into A Cell

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New HIV meds/blocking entry

I know about the new meds for HIV that are in trials and the title for them entry inhibitors. I also know that the only way of taking them right now is by injection. My question is are they looking for another way of taking this drug? And in your...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Blocking HIV from entering cells in the first place is certainly an attractive idea -- all the currently available agents work after entry of the virus into a cell. One new drug, called T-20, has shown promise in blocking viral fusion with human... Read more »

entry inhibitors

Hi.What's the difference between a fusion inhibitor and an entry inhibitor? I've seen... Read more »

Viral Entry Inhibitor - PRO 140

I have read several articles on Progenics new drug PRO 140, the viral entry inhibitor. Most of the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Pharmaceutical Companies' Efforts to Develop HIV Entry Inhibitors

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday examined how several pharmaceutical companies are "rushing" to develop antiretroviral entry inhibitor drugs, which "block" HIV before it enters human cells rather than fighting it once inside the cells. Entry... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Trial Shows Tanox's Experimental Entry Inhibitor Lowers HIV Viral Loads in Treatment-Experienced Patients

Houston-based pharmaceutical company Tanox on Wednesday released the results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental entry inhibitor TNX-355 lowered HIV viral loads after 24 weeks better than a placebo, the Wall Street Journal ... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Entry Inhibitors: The Bouncers at the Door

T-20 T-1249 SCH-C PRO 542 There is good news on the horizon for people whose HIV is resistant to many currently approved antiretrovirals -- the development of a new class of anti-HIV drugs called entry inhibitors. Entry inhibitors have shown... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Entry Inhibitors: The Ups and Downs of Drug Development

I have been an AIDS activist since 1986 but just when I thought I'd seen it all, the seesaw phenomenon that is drug development caught me off-balance again. Entry inhibitors (EIs) have made HIV drug development an even more dangerous roller coaster... Read more »
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Entry into the US if HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Amazingly, there is something that prevents people who self-disclose their HIV status from entering the US. I have never been asked this question since I hold both US and British passports and have a French work permit. So who am I to talk?

What is... Read more »

I have been reading the entries for hours

Posted by Anonymous
I have been reading the entries on this page for two hours now.
The possibility and/or probablilty of HIV/AIDS is overwhelming at
first, then bearable as you become aware of what you can and
cannot do to go on with your life. I am not positive, but... Read more »

Travel: Entry into US from Canada

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello everyone. I was diagnosed positive just last weekend. After initial shock, now I'm trying my best to cope with reality. One important thing is: my parents live in the States (I'm in Canada). I'm a Canadian national. How possible is it for me... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »