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How Does Hiv Effect Human Cells

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CD4 Cell Tests

...T-8 cells (CD8+) are "suppressor" cells that end the immune response. CD8 cells can also be "killer" cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4 positive," or CD4. Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? When HIV infects humans, the cells it...
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gene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???

Hi Dr Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and guess what you have become my hero, please keep up the great work you do for us hivers around the world,l read all your posts and you are the man period...l need to start treatment asap cd4 300 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pat,Thanks for your kind comments.The results of the OZ1 stem cell gene therapy phase II clinical trial were exciting and encouraging in equal measure. Dr. Ron Mitsuyasu at UCLA is an excellent Read more »

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
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »

Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let us know about A3G and maybe changing the way we compat hiv..thank you once again Anton Scientists continue to unravel a potential new target for HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is a promising new target for anti-HIV drug development but there is no A3G-related candidate drug currently under clinical (human) study that would likely be avalable in the near future. Current therapy available in resource weathly areas... Read more »

Please answer: New findings, "OESTROGEN CREAM TO HELP REDUCE HIV INFECTION IN MEN"

Is this for real? My gf = +. And I would like to f**k her without a condom. What do you think? Please reply Dr. BOB. You know that this is a new topic, and needs to be discussed further. Topical Oestrogen Keratinises The Human Foreskin and May Help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from infection with the virus. The Australian investigators therefore conducted studies to see if oestriol cream helped protect the cells in the foreskin from infection with HIV. First, their study involved the use of foreskins removed during... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...therefore exposed to more of the virus than are cells that fight other pathogens. To test this hypothesis, the researchers examined the cells of four HIV-positive individuals undergoing structured treatment interruption of their antiretroviral... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...stopped completely. The underlying mechanism of this observation was a complete mystery up to now, however. HIV modifies the cell structure system of the host cells Viruses alter the support structures of affected cells, enabling them to... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

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

... Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Suppression of Human Protein Reduces HIV's Ability to Enter T Cells, Replicate, Study Finds

... Researchers have found that suppressing the human protein ITK in CD4+ T cells reduces HIV's ability to enter the cells and replicate, according to an NIH study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Reuters Read more »
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

cure!!!

Posted by themushroom, 1 Reply
... http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition...cells-1.311823 Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Langerhans cells from 13 human donors, may explain why. When HIV comes in contact with genital mucosa, its ultimate target -- the cells it seeks to hijack and destroy -- are immune system T-cells. But T-cells are relatively far away (in lymph... Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...diseases that is similar to HIV but not HIV itself. and according to this study, they tested this vaccine in monkey and it was effective..??!! of course it would be effective, because monkeys dont get HIV. i mean, am i wrong? i must be missing... Read more »