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New Technology In Development To Cure Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...CXCR4 cells, the virus is X4 tropic. Finally, the sample can be active in both the R5 and X4 cells. This would indicate D/M (dual/mixed) tropism. It takes about two weeks to get tropism test results after a sample is sent in. A new technology using genotyping has been developed. This involves analysis of the HIV genetic code rather than growing the virus. Results are available more quickly than for the Trofile test. The genotypic test has not...
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You seem to have an answer for everything but in fact you don't (CURE, 2010)

Dr. Bob. You claim many times that you're one of the most optimistic guys on Earth but I have some difficulties to believe that. When it comes to the possibilities of a treatment change in the current decade you are very skeptic. I understand that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seems to offer hope, even if it proves necessary to go after every cell that has been infected by HIV. A German group revealed a new technology, on a laboratory level, which is able to extract viral genetic sequences that have been integrated... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seems to offer hope, even if it proves necessary to go after every cell that has been infected by HIV. A German group revealed a new technology, on a laboratory level, which is able to extract viral genetic sequences that have been integrated... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 2 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2009)

Thanks for your quick response. I have to disagree too on one point. You said that HIV is 100% preventable which is correct but it ignores the nature of human beings. Let me explain. Many actually know the ways of transmission but this leads not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seems to offer hope, even if it proves necessary to go after every cell that has been infected by HIV. A German group revealed a new technology, on a laboratory level, which is able to extract viral genetic sequences that have been integrated... Read more »

Infecting more people to boost the efforts for a cure? part 2

Thank you for the response. What would be in your opinion an alternative way to speed up research? What is in your opinion the estimated time to have at least something therapeutic that would stop the infectivity of HIV patients and their need for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seems to offer hope, even if it proves necessary to go after every cell that has been infected by HIV. A German group revealed a new technology, on a laboratory level, which is able to extract viral genetic sequences that have been integrated... Read more »
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International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

IAVI Statement on 2004 HIV/AIDS Statistics: New Technologies Key to Prevention

...world is waking up to the spread of the virus in women and their unique susceptibility. We must prioritize the development of new technologies -- such as vaccines and microbicides -- that women can use to protect themselves in settings where they... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...despite the fact that consensus on many key issues could not be reached. Funding Climate More than any other factor, the cost of new technologies has slowed the effort to create HIV vaccines and make them available to the countries and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Get Sharp: Quest for a Cure

...in clinical trials to try and mimic the Berlin cure. This is where I come in. I volunteered for a pilot study to look at this new technology that uses zinc fingers, tiny molecular scissors that snip the CCR5 gene off my DNA in CD4 cells that are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

... Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet Read more »
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50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...following is a very interesting recent post to The Body, which emphasizes the importance of neurological monitoring for people with HIV. It also points up the fact that long term HIV infection remains a disabling condition. For me it confirms... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms, a doctor cannot make a definitive diagnosis of HIV infection using standard antibody. Health care providers are using new technologies to detect HIV to more accurately determine HIV infection in infants between ages 3 months and 15... Read more »

No Cure Yet?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...thinking and its something which i cant get out of my head, now much time and research has been gone into halting progression of hiv and even for a cure. And thanks to this research many drugs have been developed which do a good job of it... Read more »

New meds in development

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...news release and backgrounder from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America regarding the 83 new medicines in development to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. It is good news. Here's the release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 83 NEW... Read more »