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How Can Genetic Engineering Help With AIDS

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genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...consequences are set off elsewhere in the system. To provide an analogy, using our current scientific tools and techniques to genetically fix a problem involving the immune system is a bit like using only a sledgehammer to tune up your Maserati's... Read more »

Gene Therapy trials starting soon...

Hi Dr Robert, please keep up the great work you do for hivers....l live in sydney and have been hiv... Read more »

Response from the Top Engineer + Digital Hugs Attached ;)

Hey Doc, Thanks for your detailed response. I really appreciate it. I just wanted to mention a few... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision, New Antiretrovirals, Genetic Engineering Most Promising HIV Prevention, Treatment Methods, Conference Delegates Say

... The emergence of new antiretroviral drugs, genetic engineering and male circumcision are the latest and most promising HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment methods, delegates attending Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

...proof-of-principle -- that is, a demonstration of feasibility -- that human stem cells can be engineered into the equivalent of a genetic vaccine. "We have demonstrated in this proof-of-principle study that this type of approach can be used to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...longer they had a high or uncontrolled viral load. The risk of NHL is increased by infection with Epstein-Barr virus and by genetic factors. The rate of NHL is twice as high in men as in women, and twice as high in Caucasians as in people of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...the need for ART. There are many drug candidates in early stages of study. Some of these take a patient's immune cells and genetically modify them. They are then multiplied and given back to the patient to continue growing and fight HIV. ... Read more »
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Hope

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
...done, only that it has been difficult to achieve until this moment. As one scientist said, no evidence exists that the virus is genetically engineered to persist in the body, and that most likely the virus is simply taking advantage of therapy... Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...won't know the results of this trial until February,'' he said. The goal of this experiment -- which combines elements of genetic engineering, gene therapy and stem cell science -- is to create a kind of parallel immune system that is fortified... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...whether you have been recently infected (acute infection), your health care provider can screen you for the presence of HIV genetic material. Direct screening of HIV is extremely critical in order to prevent transmission of HIV from recently... Read more »

New meds in development

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...morphing process the virus has to undergo to fuse with the cell. As a result, the virus cant get into the cell to release its genetic material. ENGINEERING RESISTANT CELLS: An antisense gene therapy medicine in development uses two novel... Read more »