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How Does Hiv Infect The Human Cells

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Atomic structure of the antibody VRC01 (blue and green) binding to HIV (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... 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. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

rabies immunoglobulin human diploid cell

I am going to get the rabies immunoglobulin shot. The immunoglobulin is made up of human diploid cells. Is it possible that during the manufacturing process of the IG, HIV positive blood may be used?Is there a chance that I will be infected with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Rabies immunoglobulin (or other types of immunoglobulin) is not a risk for acquiring HIV. Dr. Bob... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »

how many cell-fee HIV need to infect a vagina

Dear MarkIf HIV is transmitted from man to woman, is it true that only a few cell-free particles are required for infection to occur via the vagina and if so, how few cell-free particles are required?...
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
The answer is truly unknowable.... Read more »

naive cells and infections

I read on The Body that you should remember your lowest CD4 to find out your chances of getting certain infections.Somewhere else they say that it is 'possible'...Are they sure yet that this is true?Also, is there a list that states which...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The itchy/dry skin could be from the indinavir (Crixivan), and the little bumps could be folliculitis -- check this out with your doctor. The CD4 cell thresholds for different OIs can be found in the US Public Health Service Guidelines for OI... Read more »
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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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