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How Do Genes Affect AIDS

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Get the Facts
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...greater toll now being exacted among the young and middle-aged, including well-educated members of the middle class. In developing countries, the emergence of the HIV epidemic has dramatically changed patterns of disease in affected communities. As in developed countries, previously rare, "opportunistic" diseases such as PCP and certain forms of meningitis have become more commonplace. In addition, as HIV seroprevalence rates have risen,...
Ask the Experts

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
...Pennsylvania team tested a gene therapy approach in which scientists first remove immune cells from patients, tinker with their genes and then put them back into the bodies of the patients.Eight HIV-infected people took part in the study. After... 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
...called CCR5-delta 32 mutation. This mutation changes the configuration of the CCR5 protein such that HIV cannot bind to it. Genes, of course, are inherited. If you inherit a CCR5-delta 32 gene mutation from both parents, your chances of becoming... Read more »

haart therapy and hiv genes

Of the nine HIV genes, which one according to HAART therapy would be the most dangerous if it were to mutate?
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
...Almost all HIV drugs work on HIV enzymes (reverse transcriptase and protease) that are co-located in the HIV-1 pol gene. Mutations in the gene sequences coding for these enzymes are known to cause drug resistance and therefore failure of many HIV 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
...Mr. Weinstein said. ''But now that so many people are going to live longer lives, how are we going to get them through this emotionally and physically?'' Read more »
Articles
University of Central Florida

UCF Research Re-Awakens Old Genes to Help in Fight Against HIV

...Biology , a well-respected scientific journal. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The disease, most often transmitted sexually, affects 4.3 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. About 14,560 people die annually... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

...a condition one must acquire or get infected with, not something transmitted through the genes. I -- Immune -- because it affects the body's immune system, the part of the body which usually works to fight off germs such as bacteria and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Finds Genetic Influence on Pace of HIV/AIDS Progression

...Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Article "CCL3L1 and CCR5 influence cell-mediated immunity and affect HIV-AIDS pathogenesis via viral entry-independent mechanisms" by Matthew J. Dolan et al. Nature Immunology ... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...if any data show that women, children or people over 50 have any special concerns around IRIS. So far, it does not appear to affect these populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
...Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a cure for HIV in these groups and The Body Experts seems to suggest how to live with it but do NOT discuss anything hopeful... Read more »

Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...statement. The study was published in the Public Library of Science journal Pathogens. Previous research had found that other genes in the TRIM family could prevent certain forms of HIV viruses from replicating, CBC News reported. Barr and his... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...called a ribozyme. It is a custom-built chemical "scissors," designed by Australian researchers, that cuts up one of HIV's nine genes just as the virus tries to replicate itself. Certain types of white blood cells are the natural target of HIV.... Read more »