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When Is The Latent Stage Of Hiv

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Cure Research Takes Center Stage: Proof of Concept for Activating the Latent Reservoir

Table of Contents Introduction The Berlin Cure First Activation of Latently Infected Resting T-cell Reservoir In Vivo Treatment During Early Infection Research Into a Functional Cure Comment References Introduction For... Read more »

Very Early HIV Treatment May Limit "Seeding" of Latent HIV Reservoirs, Study Finds

Early HIV treatment, specifically during acute HIV infection, can limit the virus from forming HIV reservoirs in central memory CD4+ cells, according to study results presented at CROI 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Researchers in Thailand screened 52,767... Read more »

HHS Guidelines Panels Issue Statement on Treating Latent Tuberculosis Infection in People Infected With HIV Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

The purpose of this supplemental information is to alert clinicians about the use of short-course therapy with weekly isoniazid plus rifapentine (INH-RPT) for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in HIV-infected patients.... Read more »
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Neurologic recovery after treatment for latent Syphilis

My partner is about to be treated for latent secondary stage syphilis. He is 54, his HIV levels are zero/t-cells are 800-1,000. Within the last 18 months he has been experiencing more frequent moments of forgetfulness -short, middle and long term,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting. Sorry for the late reply.Your question poses a number of interesting aspects. First, cognitive impairment (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) is disturbingly common among people living with HIV. There are multiple... Read more »

latent HIV is the prmising approach?

Dear Dr, Do you belive that this is a promising approach?because even after treatment with a cocktail of powerful drugs, "latent" virus remains hidden in the body's DNA and erupts as soon as treatment stops. The scientists found that...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
You are correct that HIV does persist in the body of those with sustained viral suppression below the limits of detection in their blood. There has been substantial research performed to identify where virus is hiding in the body and some... Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to... Read more »

Latent HIV and CD4 question

Dear Doctor,Since you mentioned that > 99 of hiv is hidden into cell of different organs even VL < 50. Thus, is this latent hiv should be targeted to be killed ultimately, but no means to erase it especially the those in brain and prostate ?By...
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
Starting treatment early in the course of disease is still controversial and the subject of multiple ongoing studies. Given your numbers, most people would not recommend starting treatment at this point, even allowing for the preservation of immune... Read more »
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Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

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AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »