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Stem Cell Therapy And Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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gene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???

Hi Dr Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and guess what you have become my hero, please keep up the great work you do for us hivers around the world,l read all your posts and you are the man period...l need to start treatment asap cd4 300 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pat,Thanks for your kind comments.The results of the OZ1 stem cell gene therapy phase II clinical trial were exciting and encouraging in equal measure. Dr. Ron Mitsuyasu at UCLA is an excellent HIV/AIDS/oncologist physician specialist who has... Read more »

Stem cell replacement transfusion

What is the new therapy for advance AIDS patients called stem cell replacement? I can't find any current research on this subject...Thanks, Lee...
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
Not exactly sure what you are referring to. Stem cells are the precusor or early cells in the bone marrow that give rise to to red and white blood cells (including T cells). One thought would be to harvest some of these cells from the blood, grow... Read more »

stem cells

do you think stem cell research/ genetic therapy offers hope in eradicating the hiv virus from the host? if so, why isn't there more research being done on this. it seems it is possible to make a new immune system and/or de-program the hiv...
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
Clinical studies and clinical trials are currently being conducted using a persons own stem cells. Different strategies are being explored. For instance, putting genes into stem cells with the hope these cells will differentiate into t cells that... Read more »

I'm not sure where to ask this-Stem Cell Research..

I'm not sure which forum to bring this to, but I trust you Doctors can answer my question-if you will.When Stem Cell Research was Front Page News I thought I had heard grumblings that it could be very benefical to HIV treatment and possibly...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, stem cell research is one of the most interesting and potentially transformational strategies for an almost unlimited array of human diseases. Stem cells are the undifferentiated progenitor cells that have the ability to form a variety of... Read more »
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Gene Therapy "Cure" Research from CROI 2011

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
The full transcript of the press conference is a little long, but it's really interesting. They talk about modifying stem cells, knocking off the CCR5 receptor, and reinfusing these new HIV-resistant cells them into the body.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »