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Phases Of How Hiv Infects The Body

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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...shut down the virus Immune Stimulators These are designed to improve overall immune function. Interferon exists in the body in several forms. Hemispherx Biopharma is testing Alferon , a form of interferon, in Phase II and Phase III trials. It is supposed to activate some of the cell's own defenses against viruses. Interleukin-2 (IL-2, Aldesleukin, Proleukin) by Novartis is the best-known cytokine. Large clinical...
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dormant phase for hiv

is this true that hiv virus can remain inside human body dormant for years & during this period of time person will not test positive to antibody test? what is window period after needle stick injury?
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
...Yes it can remain dormant, no the antibody test will be positive. Read more »

Chronic HIV Infection

Dear Dr. Young,Thank you for the service that you provide. Your answers have helped me a lot in understanding HIV disease.After reading the information that is contained on The Body Website, I wanted some clarification concerning the tern Chronic...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post and comments.Acute HIV infection usually refers to the first weeks following exposure and that time when antibody tests are still negative (or equivocal). Acute infection results in chronic infection, when antibody tests are... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation a study of 14 subjects taking d4T who received NucleomaxX three times daily every other day for 16 weeks. (An open-label Phase II study of NucleomaxX for lipoatrophy is currently enrolling; see "Open Clinical Trials," in this issue). Good... Read more »

devastating acute phase/low VL

I was diagnosed in the acute phase of my infection. I had my first blood draw when I was still experiencing extreme fatigue, sore throat, glands like golf balls in my neck and underarms. I was undetectable to 400 ppml so the Dr ordered a second...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...low-level viral levels (but not necessarily acute infection) and the news is good. If there is good immunological control of HIV infection, as in your case, this positive control tends to persist over the course of years. Our team has been... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...disease or changes within the body Natural History trials Study the natural progression of disease in the human body Quality of Life trials Study ways to improve aspects of life for people living with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines successful in these early studies, a vaccine "candidate" can then be tested in humans. Human testing takes place in three phases: Phase 1: Is it safe? Phase 2: Does it produce an immune response? Phase 3: Is it effective in preventing HIV... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, April 22, 2010 - The Body

...the U.S., seek no further: This excellent guide from Test Positive Aware Network has you covered.   "Quad" Pill Enters Phase 3 Clinical Trials The much-ballyhooed "quad" pill is taking the next step in its development: Late-stage... Read more »
Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination and Enrollment Are Discontinued in Phase II Trials of Merck's Investigational HIV Vaccine Candidate

... Whitehouse Station, N.J., and Seattle - Vaccination in a phase II clinical trial of Merck & Co., Inc.'s investigational HIV vaccine (V520) is being discontinued because the vaccine was not Read more »
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what is the difference between ars and secroconversion. thanks Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...will not experience these flu-like symptons, every person who becomes infected with HIV goes through acute HIV infection. This phase of infection presents an enormous risk both to the person who has become infected and to his sexual partners. ... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The results of the Phase I clinical trial are published in the March issue of the scientific journal Neurology. The University of... Read more »

prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the Read more »