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Treating Hiv With Stem Cells

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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 Read more »

Research in HIV via CCR5 Delta 32

Hello Dr Franscino, I am curious if the following is currently being researched and if so how I... Read more »

Stem Cell Research & HIV

There is quite a bit of information coming to light regarding stem cell research in California -... Read more »
Articles
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

... Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could be used against Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Kills Brain Cells, Prevents Stem Cell Division, Study Says

... HIV kills brain cells and prevents stem cells from dividing and forming new cells, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Stem Cell , Reuters reports. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Scientists Tout Stem Cells' Use to Battle HIV

...Angeles researcher and HIV/AIDS specialist, UCLA virologist Jerome Zack is working on a way to insert a gene into bone marrow stem cells that could either protect the cells from HIV or deactivate virus already in the cells. The effort would... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Chronicle Examines Experimental Stem Cell Therapy for HIV-Positive People

...Francisco Chronicle on Friday examined an ongoing clinical trial that combines components of genetic engineering, gene therapy and stem cell research to develop a "parallel immune system" for HIV-positive people. More than 70 HIV-positive... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
... It's Worth Knowing Thought Prayer Today in History Women Children Exchange IRIB TV IRIB Radio Scientists turn stem cells into disease-fighting t-cells WASHINGTON (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have found a way to genetically... Read more »

Intersting read?

Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
... "Elite" HIV wife may hold secret to AIDS vaccine Reuters posted: 14 HOURS 21 MINUTES AGO comments: 72 PrintShare Text SizeAAA WASHINGTON Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...until February,'' he said. The goal of this experiment -- which combines elements of genetic engineering, gene therapy and stem cell science -- is to create a kind of parallel immune system that is fortified against the AIDS virus. Like the... Read more »

any one seen this?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...said the cell then flushed out the snipped-away DNA as waste. "After that it is healthy," he said. Any therapy would require stem cells to be obtained from a patient's blood, treated in the laboratory and re-injected to regenerate a healthy... Read more »