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Receptors Utilized By Hiv

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HIV or Meds causing abnormal CD4 receptors?

Dr. Boyle, Do all HIV positive folk have abnormal CD4 cell receptors? If so, is this caused by HIV infection or is it a side effect of meds? How do these abnormalities manifest they cause symptoms or compromise immune...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...little confusing, but I'll try to give you the answer your looking for. CD4+ T cell deficits are not present in all patients with HIV, and the time to develop signficanty immunocompromise (low CD4+ T cells) may vary widely from individual to... Read more »


heya from the netherlands. a year ago the newspapers were filled with an new possible medicine... Read more »

German man cured of HIV-AIDS !!!

Hi Dr Please keep up the great work you guys do for us hivers,A german man was recently cured of... Read more »
Project Inform

Co-Receptors: CCR5 -- Understanding HIV

...the disease. It is unclear why the virus converts from an NSI to an SI strain in some people. About 50% of people who die of AIDS still have a predominant NSI strain of virus. The SI strain of HIV is more aggressive and its prevalence correlates... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Scientists Identify New Cellular Receptor for HIV

... A cellular protein that helps guide immune cells to the gut has been newly identified as a target of HIV when the virus begins its assault on the body's immune system, according to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Co-Receptor Drugs on the Horizon

...Bangkok, results were presented from a Phase I dose escalation study of AMD070 in uninfected adult men conducted by the federal AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). Single 50 mg doses were initially given to three individuals then escalated to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...Reliable Is the Test? What Do the Results Mean? Are There Problems With the Tropism Test? What Is Viral Tropism? When HIV attaches to a CD4 cell it is going to infect, it uses molecules on the cell surface. These are called receptors or... Read more »
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some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...Does this mean they cured HIV in these patents? Immunotherapy of HIV-infected patients with Gc protein-derived Read more »

non progresive hiv

Posted by KerryinPS, 2 Replies
...Hi I am 49 yo gay male. HIV+ since 88. I have never been ill, i have never taken meds and I would like to talk to others with this same condition. thanks Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Signaling Pathways Related To Brain-immune System Links - May Lay Groundwork For Novel HIV Treatment Main Category: HIV / AIDS News Article Date: 18 May 2006 - 8:00am (PDT) New research on signaling pathways in immune cells bolsters... Read more »

HIV and Circumcision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Toronto Globe and Mail, an Australian team has reported findings that circumcised males are 2 to 8 times LESS likely to contract HIV through the penis. This new research postulates that the foreskin is the primary point of entry for the virus... Read more »