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What Types Of Cells Does Hiv Infect And What Kinds Does It 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 »

How Fear of HIV Can Destroy Your Life

Dear Rick:I just read the recent post about how obsession with Acute Retroviral Syndrome... Read more »
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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 »
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

Scientists Weaken HIV Infection in Immune Cells Using Synthetic Agents

HIV hides within certain types of cells and reproduces slowly, eventually causing chronic inflammation regardless of drug treatment. According to Servio H. Ramirez PhD, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple University... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Focusing on CD8: The "Other T Cell" in HIV Infection

Two types of T cells are critically important in HIV infection. Most discussion of these immune cells refers to the subset known as CD4+, which is the cell type counted during most patient visits to gauge when to start antiretroviral therapy and the... Read more »
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To: I guy destroyed my life

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