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What Types Of Cells Does Hiv Destroy

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Wild-type HIV vs. cancer cells

Good morning Dr. Holodniy,I have a question about wild-type hiv vs cancer cancer cells. Could one make the comparison that wild-type hiv hiv's version of the cellular abnormalities that happen in cancer cells? Can these wild-type hiv help...
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
Sort of. Because HIV infects cells and becomes integrated into the host cell DNA, it is very difficult to get rid of the virus. Many of these cells are longlived and continue to circulate in the blood stream and get deposited in various organs.... 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 »

What types of problems mean HIV is now AIDS

My Daughter was diagnosed with HIV in 1994 while pregnant. At the time the doctor estimated she... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Studies Describe How HIV Destroys Cells, Leads to AIDS

"U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bee Venom Destroys HIV and Spares Surrounding Cells, Say Researchers

Washington University School of Medicine researchers describe the bee venom toxin melittin as a promising HIV prevention and treatment measure, because melittin can disrupt the protective double-layered membrane surrounding the HIV virus. In... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Research Seeks a Way to Destroy HIV Protein Shield

In November, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it had awarded nine new Grand Challenges Explorations Phase II grants, one of them to Andy Qigui Yu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Develop Technique That Makes Some Immune Cells Resist HIV

Researchers have come up with a technique that makes certain types of immune cells resistant to HIV infection. The researchers believe that this could lead to a new approach to removing HIV from the body. According to James Stivers of Johns Hopkins... Read more »
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Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) Accuracy

Posted by vtgreek, 1 Reply
Hello again sorry for bothering you again but i think this is the last time, i just had my test results back and they are negative. I had the Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) test using the cmia method. The first test i did was six years ago and... Read more »

23f Terrified my life will be destroyed if tested

Posted by lilgirl, 2 Replies
I am a 23 year old girl who has been recently having some symptoms of HIV. It all started with a bad fever with profuse sweating I had about a month ago. Although the fever only lasted about a week, the sweating (especially at night) has continued.... Read more »

I destroyed what I most love in this world

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a perfect family but now I destroyed it. On my one trip at the beginning of this year, I exposed to HIV. I kept thinking about suicide since I knew I was HIV+.

But recently, I saw my wife's skin also had many red tinny dots, I know she got HIV... Read more »

Body is destroying board..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have noticed that since the body posted their ad at the top there has been little activity here. I think that ad is turning people off this board. People see it and think its a commercial board. It is tacky!

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