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Is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Genetic?

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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
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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... Read more »

Is it AIDS

I have been HIV+ for about 3 years now. I'm on meds and my viral load and CD4 have been pretty good... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Finds Genetic Influence on Pace of HIV/AIDS Progression

...progression rates. Researchers led by Sunil Ahuja, M.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, examined genetic information from more than 3,500 HIV-1 infected and uninfected individuals. They found that individuals... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Targeted Genetics, Columbus Children's Research Institute, IAVI Announce Clinical Trials of Single-Injection AIDS Vaccine

... Targeted Genetics , the Columbus Children's Research Institute and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative on Tuesday announced that they have begun a small-scale clinical trial of a new HIV vaccine, the Seattle Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Discover Key Genetic Factor in Determining HIV/AIDS Risk

...progression is not uniform within populations," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "This important study identifies genetic factors of particular groups that either mitigate or enhance one's susceptibility to infection and disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune System Genetics Determine HIV Progression to AIDS

...disease, researchers found that the genes underlying HIV infected patients' immune systems can predict their risk of progressing to AIDS. Analysis showed that the virus is less likely to progress in patients bearing rare immune system gene... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous going on, the group decides to adopt a "wait and see" attitude. One accomplishment: The new disease is given a name -- acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The Shanti Project receives grant San Francisco appropriates $450,000... Read more »

Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...been suffering from depression for almost 1 yr. I have two uncles who died quickly from the disease so I wonder if I am already genetically doomed. My last bloods (April 2006) were good, virus count of 10 000 and normal Cd4 count but I am scared... Read more »

any one seen this?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...partner in the research, reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. HIV is a retrovirus that nests in the DNA or key genetic material of infected cells. Hauber said it was his "cautious" hope that a cure for AIDS could be found within... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is... Read more »