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Syncytium-inducing Virus And Progression To Aids

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...affectsmen and women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed Women generally have a faster disease progression, and lower CD4 cell counts, than men with equivalent viral loads Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men ...
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When to start meds

I have been hiv four years. My tcell average about 450 viral load 11000. Over the last six months my viral load has gone up to 67000 and my tcell is at 20. I am not sure what is high or when a person starts meds. My Doctor wants me to start after he...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...induces syncytia formation in which infected CD4 cells clump together with other HIV-infected and un-infected cells to form a multinucleated giant cell. This phenomenon explains why some individuals with HIV have a relatively benign course off... Read more »

Tropism Assay

I was am reading a lot about the new viral tropism assay from Monogram that may be required as a part of the potential upcoming R5 antagonist labeling. Is this company the only company offering this assay? How does this affect treatment? What are...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...either CCR5 or CXCR4. For reasons that are not completely clear most transmitted strains of HIV-1 appear to use CCR5. These viruses had previously been referred to as nonsyncytium inducing (NSI) viruses and are now called R5 viruses. During... Read more »

EGCG

Hello Dr. Bob,thanks for you fantastic work. I have four questions for you.What do you think about taking EGCG in the hope of slowing down CD4 cells count decrease?As for serious stuff, what can you tell us about the new drug, maraviroc?It inhibits...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about CCR5 Inhibitors in general and then some information about maraviroc that was presented at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Stay tuned to The Body. We'll keep you informed as this and other new and... Read more »

new development in the drug Maraviroc

Dear Dr.Bob,Hope you are well.I was just watching the news in England when a story about the HIV drug called Maraviroc was discussed. It was said that in a few months the drug will be available on the NHS (national health service in England). As you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about CCR5 Inhibitors in general and then some information about maraviroc that was presented at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Stay tuned to The Body. We'll keep you informed as this and other new and... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Threshold, Schmeshold: Long-Awaited Research Paper Takes on the Viral Diversity Threshold, Cannibalistic CTLs and NSI-to-SI Switch

...addition, the monocyte tropic strains do not generally have the ability to induce the deadly clumping together of T-cells (known as syncytia), while the T-cell tropic variants do induce this phenomenon. Wolinsky found no evidence for a shift from... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Can Cause Serious Problems Studies show that there is a connection between depression and HIV care, treatment, and disease progression. For example, HIV-positive women with chronic (long-lasting) depression go to their medical visits less... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...(ARVs) to control their HIV, they can survive much longer. Now only about half of people with HIV and PML die from PML. The "JC" virus causes PML. Between 80-85% of all adults are exposed to this virus worldwide. In people with weakened immune... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...A et al. Performance characteristics of the bDNA 3.0 assy for quantitation of HIV-1 RNA in plasma [abstract]. 7th Conf. Retroviruses and Opp Infections. 2000 Jan 30-Feb 2. ?In contrast to previous reports...the viral load in the majority... Read more »

OZONE PROVEN TO KILL AIDS VIRUS

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...COUNTRY'S NOT UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE FDA AND AMA HAVE PROVEN THIS CONCEPT TO BE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE.OZONE KILLS THE AIDS VIRUS.THE AIDS VIRUS CANNOT LIVE IN THE PRESENCE OF OZONE AND HYPEROXYGENATED ENVIRONMENTS.DEVICE HAS HARDLY BEEN USED.I... Read more »