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Immune Restoration

What Is Immune Restoration? Immune restoration means repairing the damage done to the immune system by HIV. In a healthy immune system, there is a full range of CD4 cells (T-cells, see Fact Sheet 124 ) that can fight different diseases. As HIV disease progresses, the number of CD4 cells drops. The first CD4 cells that HIV attacks are the ones that specifically fight HIV. Some types of CD4 cells can disappear, leaving gaps in the immune defenses....
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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 »

gene therapy and immune based therapies: changing treatment of hiv?

Goodday Nelson from Greece... In Greece where i am there is not alot of chatter about gene based therapies or immune therapies- i wonder if in US (since you wrote in your last email) that you follow gene based and immune therapies hoping that they...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Great timimg. The company is having a conference call free to all.Here is the informationInteresting stuff for those of us with multidrug resistanceVIRxSYS to Host a Web Conference to Announce Clinical Trial UpdateSummary of data from five 2008... Read more »

New Gene Therapy for HIV !!!!!!!!!! (GENE THERAPY, 2010)

Dr Robert my idol and shining light, please tell me what this really means ??? l have been hiv positive for 25 years and most of my friends have died to aids...l have resistance to nearly all hiv meds.... how long before gene therapy can give us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mark,Gene therapy is tricky (and somewhat risky) business. (See below.) It's also not yet ready for prime time! I'll post below a recent report about one type of gene therapy that's moving into clinical trials.Stay tuned to this... Read more »

Gene Therapy? (GENE THERAPY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob,Could you discuss recent discoveries in stem cell transplants and gene therapy? It seems very promising. I have read some things about it, but it is never covered in any of the information in The Body. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Gene therapy and stem cell transplants never get covered in any of the information on The Body? Really??? Hmm . . . see below for a small sample of what's available.Dr. Bobgene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???Jun 7,... Read more »
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hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments on this hope. Read more »

new gene therapy clinical trial

Posted by Bookbah
http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2013/06/hiv-trial-create-new-immune-systems#.Uc9eGKN5mSM
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HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough

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Researchers in HIV-Blocking Gene Breakthrough
Sun Jul 14, 3:35 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - AIDS ( news - web sites) researchers declared a breakthrough Sunday with the discovery of a naturally occurring gene that effectively blocks the disease's... Read more »