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What Is The Host Cell For Hiv

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hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens to it when it leaves the host? Does the cell wall collapse, or do the glycoproteins get degraded, or does the capsid "burst", or etc..? Have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is an extremely tiny piece of genetic material that gets integrated into the genetic material of host cells (CD4 cells, for example). HIV does not survive without viable host cells. Hence, when HIV and/or HIV-infected cells are outside Read more »

How Can I Be Cured of HCV, But Not HIV?

Are these two viruses that dissimilar? I had HCV, went through the whole interferon thing -48 wks... Read more »

Reprograming HIV?

I guess we still don't know why HIV needs our immune cells to reproduce and not others less... Read more »
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The Body PRO

Host T-Cell Control of HIV

... Immune Control and Immune Failure in HIV Infection (Symposium 164) Presented by B. Walker View the original abstract In this session Bruce Walker updated his Read more »
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

...wereless encouraging than those from the earlier CMV trial. No significant changes in CD4 or viral parameters were reported, and the cells appeared to have diminished survival after reinfusion, relative to the survival of cells in the CMV trial.... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...stopped completely. The underlying mechanism of this observation was a complete mystery up to now, however. HIV modifies the cell structure system of the host cells Viruses alter the support structures of affected cells, enabling them to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

The HIV Life Cycle

...assembled. Budding: The newly assembled virus pushes out ("buds") from the host cell. During budding, the new virus steals part of the cell's outer envelope. This envelope, which acts as a covering, is studded with protein/sugar combinations... Read more »
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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 »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Read this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get... Read more »

Green tea?

Posted by franfrog
...antioxidant in green tea may block HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from attaching to an important molecule on immune system cells. That finding is based on lab tests done on human blood cells, not people. The lab tests were done by Christina... Read more »