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How Does The Rna Hiv Virus Effect The Helper T Cell

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how you doin? Enzymes as Lysin and Helper Fighter RNA

Hi Dr. Bob, You are the man! I wanted to know how you are doing with your health? I hope your doing great and will continue to do great for as long as you want. Don't ever think that all of us here don't appreciate the kind advice...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Shannon O!My health is remaining reasonably stable. Thanks for asking! The recent discoveries involving RNA, gene therapies, and enzyme treatments are indeed encouraging, but are very preliminary. The good news is that they offer new avenues... Read more »

Helper T-Cells

I've read that non-progressors produce certain type of "T helper Cells" in enough... Read more »

Injected helper t cells to rebuild immune system?

Sir Bobby,Real quick. What about injected helper t cells in combination with hiv medicines to... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

HIV Replication and Persistence in T Follicular Helper Cells

Following up on the recent post on T follicular helper cells(TFH) , a study published on December 17th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine reports that TFH represent a major site of HIV replication andpersistence. The finding is not... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

T Follicular Helper Cells and HIV

T follicular helper cells (TFH) are a subset of CD4 T cells that reside almost exclusively in the lymph nodes, where they specialize in helping B cells generate antibodies. In a testament to the complexity and difficulty of studying the immune... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Attack of the Killer Helpers (Part Two)

Among the many tasks of the immune system, the responsibility for recognizing and killing virus-infected cells largely falls to the subset of CD8 T cells designated cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL). The question of whether CD4 T cells (traditionally... Read more »

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... 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 »

To Zoom42 RNA vs DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Zoom,

Before I begin, please understand I'm not a doctor or scientist. I'm someone who unfortunately has an
OCD issue with an exposure I had. The good thing about it is, I've spent a lot of time researching
every aspect of testing, from phone... Read more »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »