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What Cells In Humans Does Hiv Infect

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CD4 Cell Tests

...T-8 cells (CD8+) are "suppressor" cells that end the immune response. CD8 cells can also be "killer" cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4 positive," or CD4. Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? When HIV infects humans, the cells it...
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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 »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »

virus DNA incorporates into human DNA

Is that possible that the virus generated inside the infected cell will attach the same infected human DNA again before the virus comes out of the infected cell? If this is the case, the infected cell's DNA can acutually have many virus'DNA...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question.It is probably the case that a single human cell might be infected with several copies of HIV. It is true that a single infected cell will produce many (up to several hundred) Read more »

A Thought that can change lives of Many HIV Patients

Can you guide me if following can be tried out on HIV patients, I have read a lot about mature T4 cells being replicated and grown outside the body.. Also I have read lot about defective co-receptors surface areas of T4 cells which do not allow 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
...cells into a human host will not work with drugs to suppress a person's immune system (like in organ transplantation) because the cells would be destroyed by the host. Second, some approaches to this problem are being studied. But they utilize... Read more »
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

...(grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Suppression of Human Protein Reduces HIV's Ability to Enter T Cells, Replicate, Study Finds

... Researchers have found that suppressing the human protein ITK in CD4+ T cells reduces HIV's ability to enter the cells and replicate, according to an NIH study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Reuters Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Human Cells Can "Silence" HIV Genes

...finding, according to Dr. Jeang, was the way HIV uses one of its proteins, called Tat, to suppress the silencing efforts of the cell. HIV is well known for evading drugs by quickly mutating its genes. However, the virus could not evade the newly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Scientists Snip AIDS Virus Out of Human Cells

...enzyme, Cre, which recognizes similar genetic sequences, scientists said. After Tre cut HIV-specific genes out of the host's DNA, the cell flushed out the targeted DNA fragment as waste. "After that it is healthy," said Joachim Hauber of... Read more »
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Posted by themushroom, 1 Reply
... http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition...cells-1.311823 Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Langerhans cells from 13 human donors, may explain why. When HIV comes in contact with genital mucosa, its ultimate target -- the cells it seeks to hijack and destroy -- are immune system T-cells. But T-cells are relatively far away (in lymph... Read more »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...implanted in a mouse. The thymus gland converted the blood-forming cells into T-cells. The thymus, located just above the heart in humans, is where T-cells develop. The study results suggest it's possible to decipher the signals that control... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »