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The Natural Reservoir For Hepatitis Viruses

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

New Findings Show Strikingly Early Seeding of HIV Viral Reservoir

BOSTON -- The most critical barrier for curing HIV-1 infection is the presence of the viral reservoir, the cells in which the HIV virus can lie dormant for many years and avoid elimination by antiretroviral drugs. Very little has been known about... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HCV reservoir?

If HCV is not detectable in the blood, is it also gone from the liver, or is it lurking in the liver and just not found in the blood? Would HIV co-infection allow HCV to have a reservoir in liver even though not in serum? Thanks Dr. Douglas...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Apparently not! There have been several studies looking at liver biopsies as long as 10 years after treatment and cure of HCV. They all showed no HCV with very sensitive PCR probes of the liver. If there was a reservoir in the liver, there would be... Read more »

Immunotoxin and purging virus from reservoirs

Please help me to understand what this article means. It looks as though they are now able to clean out the latent resevours?http://www.aidsmeds.com/news/20040209scie001.htmlEW...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
We know that potent antiretroviral therapy does not cure HIV and will not cure HIV because of latent viral DNA integrated into long-lived immune cells (memory T cells, for example). The cells persist for decades and were designed to protect the... Read more »

Chronic Hepatitis B Natural Therapies

New York, NYHello. I'm in interested in homeopathic/natural treatment for my chronic Hepatitis B. Although my M.D is advising me to take an anti-viral I am of the mindset to first try a natural treatment. Any suggestions?Thanks,Depny@aol.com...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
There is no natural product that can help you clear the virus from your body,and much less help your liver to improve the damage caused by this virus.Alternative therapy may make you feel better,but it will not change the course of the disease.You... Read more »

Radiations to destroy HIV in reservoirs?

If radiations would target directly the cells where HIV latently hides is there a possibilty the virus could be destroyed like cancers? A study suggested that with the help of nanotecnology antibodies could be carried with radioactivity in order to...
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 radiation could kill HIV infected cells. The strategy you cite might be possible if it could be designed to not kill other bystander uninfected cells or result in any long term complications associated with radiation.... Read more »
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Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to cure

Posted by optimistic2009, 2 Replies
"Professor Robert Siciliano: Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute say they have developed a way to lure out these latent reservoirs in laboratory experiments, possibly paving the way to a cure if repeated in... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV
05-Mar-2007

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS... Read more »

Por que no tratar?, natural, sin efectos 2rios

Posted by Boris
Amigos, quiero compartir con ustedes el testimonio de mi hermana e instarlos a que tomen una oportunidad de vida de calidad.

Nombre: Claudia Nayive Soto Galeano
Cdula de Ciudadana: 20.352.145 de Albn
Fecha de nacimiento: 4 de junio de 1970

26 de agosto... Read more »

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he... Read more »