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How Does Hiv Bind To Cd4 Cells

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Dr. BOB! Help a Bio Student! Lotion, HIV, OPEN CUT?

Dr. Bob, So basically I'm trying to come to a rational decision so that I can get a whoo hoo from you for not freaking out and not thinking through whole situations. So, my roommate has just found out that he is HIV+. I didn't even know what to say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey College Friend,Relax Max. You're fine. Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Tell your roommate about this site. There is information here that he may well find very helpful. Read more »

It's the Bio student! Thank you.

Dr. Bob, I hope you read this and see my thank you. Thank you for responding so quickly. My... Read more »

How does HIV stay even when undetectable

I know that viruses can commit to one of two pathways. Laten and Lytic. In viruses (general) they... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... The HIV Lifecycle Once HIV is in the body, it targets and infects a certain type of whiteblood cell called a CD4 cell. HIV then takes over or "hijacks" these cells andturns them into factories that produce thousands of copies of... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Second-Generation Drugs Fight Resistant Virus

...tolerability. Nonetheless, this is an exciting trial because it proves that compounds that interfere with the process of HIV binding to CD4 cells can result in significant reductions in HIV levels in people who have been treated with most every... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...of any one medicine used alone. Fusion Antiviral medications target specific stages in the lifecycle. HIV recognizes and binds to CD4+ surface receptors by means of a glycoprotein molecule on its own surface known as gp120. As HIV gp120 binds... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Green Tea Shows Promise in HIV Fight

...the data into a computer, which produced a molecular model showing that EGCG and HIV shared the same "binding pocket" on the CD4 cells. "One of the promising factors is that because this is a small molecule and binds to the same exact binding... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...the S/LS test strategy may be the detection of individuals with long-standing infection (0.4%) and late-stage AIDS (2%). Thus, CD4 cell counts and clinical information may be required to support results obtained by the S/LS test algorithm for... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Any of you knows whether the claims in on the efficacy of Revivo against HIV are plausible? I ordered a month's dose out of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment Read more »


Posted by Survivor viral-entry inhibitors. TNX-355, which is administered intravenously, is distinct from other entry inhibitors in that it binds to CD4 receptors, the primary target of HIV infection. Since TNX-355 blocks HIV entry at a step prior to the... Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was infected in October 2003, diagnosed in December 2003, and went on Sustiva and Combivir December 30, 2003. My viral load went from an initial count of 125,000 down to 120, 2 weeks ago. Will probably be "undectable" soon. My question is, my... Read more »