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Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : other antiretroviral drugs in development Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug...
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hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens to it when it leaves the host? Does the cell wall collapse, or do the glycoproteins get degraded, or does the capsid "burst", or etc..?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV is an extremely tiny piece of genetic material that gets integrated into the genetic material of host cells (CD4 cells, for example). HIV does not survive without viable host cells. Hence, when HIV and/or HIV-infected cells are outside of the... Read more »

Attachment inhibitor progress

Last October I participated in a one week phase one study of an attachment inhibitor whose number escapes me. We took high doses for one week. This was the first hiv med I had taken. My t-cells jumped by 200 in that week and the only side effect...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question, and most importantly, thanks for your participation in the clinical study."Attachment" inhibitors are probably best called entry inhibitors-- they come in a variety of names and types at this point; though the... Read more »

Host Defense

A product called Host Defense by New Chapter claims to increase the NK cells by 300%. Will this help me fight my HIV or is it a waste of my time? Also what difference do you see in using the liquid as opposed to the pill form?What value do you see...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I will not believe anyone who makes claims without data from a respected source. Too many people are making claims for the sake of money. Ask them to show you HIV specific data from a recognized medical school or research institute. If they do not... Read more »

Stuck by pin attached to new men's shirts

Infection from pin stick?I recently stuck my fingertip on one of those pins that come with a new shirt when I as shopping at the store. It wasn't a very deep puncture.... it only bled when I squoze my finger slightly. I am worrying if another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The CDC told you "NO but YES at the same time"???? Well, that was certainly helpful now wasn't it???The chances of your contracting HIV as a result of getting stuck by a pin in a new shirt while shopping at a store are beyond... Read more »
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HIV leave host in very short time

Posted by tobeabetterman, 2 Replies
Hi experts , I post this one because I read something from another famous forum and find many people confused on it ( including me , once have a same anxiety ).
That's also for many of my friends known form internet , and they all confused about... Read more »

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 »