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Diarrhea and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Diarrhea and HIV How Does Diarrhea Affect the Body? Treating Your Diarrhea Taking Care of Yourself Diarrhea and HIV Diarrhea is one of the most common problems for people living with HIV(HIV+). It can affect as many as 80 percent of HIV+ people. While diarrheacaused by advanced HIV disease has decreased, many HIV+ people have diarrheafrom their HIV drugs. Diarrhea occurs when you have bowel movements more...
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New Gene Therapy for HIV !!!!!!!!!! (GENE THERAPY, 2010)

Dr Robert my idol and shining light, please tell me what this really means ??? l have been hiv positive for 25 years and most of my friends have died to aids...l have resistance to nearly all hiv meds.... how long before gene therapy can give us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mark,Gene therapy is tricky (and somewhat risky) business. (See below.) It's also not yet ready for prime time! I'll post below a recent report about one type of gene therapy that's moving into clinical trials.Stay tuned to this... Read more »

Gene Therapy? (GENE THERAPY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob,Could you discuss recent discoveries in stem cell transplants and gene therapy? It seems very promising. I have read some things about it, but it is never covered in any of the information in The Body. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Gene therapy and stem cell transplants never get covered in any of the information on The Body? Really??? Hmm . . . see below for a small sample of what's available.Dr. Bobgene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???Jun 7,... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Resistance Gene (DELTA 32 mutation)

In my contemporary biology class, we heard about a gene found in males of Northern European descent that has HIV/AIDS resistant properties. My family is very Irish (my last name is Sullivan), and I was wondering not only if this is true, but if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I believe what you are referring to is the delta 32 gene mutation. See below.Dr. BobHad unprotected sex with a guy who has ccr5 delta 32 (DELTA 32)Oct 13, 2008 Last night I had unprotected sex with a guy who claims that he has ccr5 delta 32 and... Read more »

Dr. bobs genes (LIVING LONGER WITH HIV/AIDS)

hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I seroconverted to HIV-positive following an occupational exposure in January 1991. So why am I still here when so many others who became virally enhanced around the same time have long since passed on to whatever comes next? Good question. There... Read more »
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AIds and gene therapy

Posted by contct1160
every little bit helps!! Check this out
http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/health/072100hth-gene-therapy.html


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HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough
Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively blocks the disease's... Read more »

HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous
Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough
Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively blocks the disease's... Read more »

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
Is this a good thing?



Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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