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Type Of Cell Targeted By Hiv Virus

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HIV-B that targets CD8 cellsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some information about something referred to as HIV-B which primarily targets CD8 as opposed to CD4 cells. Do you have any knowledge of this? and if so, is this detectable by the standard HIV-1 ELISA? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.There are only 2 HIV viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. There is no HIV-B virus. Both of the HIV viruses infect CD4 cells (also known as T4 cells or T-Helpercells). Read more »

Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let... Read more »

Radiations to destroy HIV in reservoirs?

If radiations would target directly the cells where HIV latently hides is there a possibilty the... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...cytokine as an experimental KS treatment. Steve Miles of UCLA is currently following up this surprising finding. Novel Drug Targets Cellular Factor A researcher from the CDC presented preclinical data on two related compounds donated by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Plan to Target Immune Cells Responsible for Eluding Antiretroviral Treatment

...people and discovered that as much as half of the macrophages present were hybrids, made from genetic material from several HIV viruses that when combined formed new HIV strains. Marco Salemi -- assistant professor of pathology, immunology and... Read more »
McGill University

A New Weapon in the War Against HIV-AIDS: Combined Antiviral and Targeted Chemotherapy

...fight HIV-AIDS. According to a new study published in Nature Medicine , HIV-AIDS could be treated through a combination of targeted chemotherapy and current Highly Active Retroviral (HAART) treatments. This radical new therapy would make it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Biotechnology Company to Launch Trial of New HIV/AIDS Treatment That Would Target DNA

... A biotechnology company on Monday announced plans to start human trials of a new approach to treating HIV/AIDS that targets patients' DNA, Reuters reports. California-based Sangamo BioSciences ' drug SB-728-T is designed to disrupt the CCR5 ... Read more »
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stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...into blood-forming stem cells that, in turn, can turn into the helper T-cells. These are the T-cells that are specifically targeted by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study was conducted by a team from the University of California, Los... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the virus entered into some of your T cells. When these HIV-infected T cells make more copies of themselves, they... Read more »

Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »

cure!!!

Posted by themushroom, 1 Reply
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