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Which Type Of Cells Are Targeted By Hiv Virus

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...CD4 cell's DNA. Transcription Once the virus has become part of (is integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts the long chains of HIV proteins intosmaller pieces. As the smaller protein pieces come together with copies...
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HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...this AIDS. If this imbalance is not corrected by suppressing the virus with HAART therapy a person can be at risk for many types of infectios: bacteria (pneumonias), viruses (CMV, EBV, HPV, HHV-8, herpes, varicella outbreaks), mycobacteria... Read more »

Pontential new target for HIV MEDS with A3G

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and work you put into helping people with hiv,What can you let us know about A3G and maybe changing the way we compat hiv..thank you once again Anton Scientists continue to unravel a potential new target for HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This is a promising new target for anti-HIV drug development but there is no A3G-related candidate drug currently under clinical (human) study that would likely Read more »

HIV-B that targets CD8 cellsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some information about something referred to as HIV-B which primarily targets CD8 as opposed to CD4 cells. Do you have any knowledge of this? and if so, is this detectable by the standard HIV-1 ELISA? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.There are only 2 HIV viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. There is no HIV-B virus. Both of the HIV viruses infect CD4 cells (also known as T4 cells or T-Helpercells). Read more »

Life span with infection of both types(HIV 1 and 2).

Consider a person who is infected with both HIV virus types (1 and 2 ) or only with HIV-2 .As most of the medicines are targetted for HIV-1 type,Do u think that person can have a normal life span( or at least 20 years) if his infection is detected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...well within expectations (depending on your current age and other health conditions). Many of our medications will trteat both types and the same principles that apply to one apply to the other.Best,Joe Read more »
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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

...system to fight HIV might result from HIV-mediated defects in antigen-presentation by monocytes and macrophages: two more common types of APCs. This NIH research team has found a way to isolate and remove pools of immune cells (90% monocytes, 10%... Read more »
McGill University

A New Weapon in the War Against HIV-AIDS: Combined Antiviral and Targeted Chemotherapy

...fight HIV-AIDS. According to a new study published in Nature Medicine , HIV-AIDS could be treated through a combination of targeted chemotherapy and current Highly Active Retroviral (HAART) treatments. This radical new therapy would make it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Targeted Testing for Acute HIV Infection in North Carolina

...transmission of the virus, identifying these persons is a critical public health challenge. The current cross-sectional study outlines targeted approaches the authors developed for detecting HIV RNA in persons with negative serological tests. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Site Added to Phase II Trial for HIV Vaccine Candidate Targeting Subtype C

... The Uganda Virus Research Institute , the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Seattle-based Targeted Genetics on Monday announced that they added a site in Uganda to the first Phase II clinical trial testing the vaccine candidate Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the... Read more »

New approach for targeted killing of HIV virus

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stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...into blood-forming stem cells that, in turn, can turn into the helper T-cells. These are the T-cells that are specifically targeted by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study was conducted by a team from the University of California, Los... Read more »