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How Does Hiv Infect The 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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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 »

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 positive for 6 years my age now is 37 years old,l have put my hand up for a new phase gene therapy trail starting at st vincents hospital...The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it to make viral proteins. Tiny bits of these proteins, known as peptides, are displayed on the surface of the infected cellthe cells way of signaling the immune system that it is infected. Detecting virus-infected cells so they can then be... 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
...it to make viral proteins. Tiny bits of these proteins, known as peptides, are displayed on the surface of the infected cellthe cells way of signaling the immune system that it is infected. Detecting virus-infected cells so they can then be... Read more »

AN ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS OF THE AIDS EPIDEMIC IN THE U.S.

what are your thoughts and opinions on this article?http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/pptalk.htm
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lunacy. Koch's postulates have been fulfilled many times over. We now have solid scientific evidence of how HIV infects human cells, damages the immune system and results in AIDS. The life-sustaining effects of antiretroviral drugs have also been... Read more »
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

...(grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than... 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Human Cells Can "Silence" HIV Genes

...finding, according to Dr. Jeang, was the way HIV uses one of its proteins, called Tat, to suppress the silencing efforts of the cell. HIV is well known for evading drugs by quickly mutating its genes. However, the virus could not evade the newly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Scientists Snip AIDS Virus Out of Human Cells

...enzyme, Cre, which recognizes similar genetic sequences, scientists said. After Tre cut HIV-specific genes out of the host's DNA, the cell flushed out the targeted DNA fragment as waste. "After that it is healthy," said Joachim Hauber of... Read more »
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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 »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...implanted in a mouse. The thymus gland converted the blood-forming cells into T-cells. The thymus, located just above the heart in humans, is where T-cells develop. The study results suggest it's possible to decipher the signals that control... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »