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Which Type Of Cells Are Targeted By Hiv Virus

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How HIV Damages the Immune System

Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses (Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath, called a capsid . The genetic material in the core is RNA (ribonucleic acid), which contains the information that the virus needs in order to replicate (make more copies of itself) and perform other functions. You can think of RNA as the set of rules the virus follows in order to...
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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). More information on HIV-2 can be found in the... 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 be avalable in the near future. Current therapy available in resource weathly areas... Read more »

Heat resistance of HIV virus cells vs. RBCs

Has there been any research performed regarding the ability to destroy HIV cells using heat (while not impacting RBCs)? Do you think this is possible given the DNA/RNA structure of HIV virus cells versus the protein and lipid bilayer of the RBC? I...
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
I am not a protein chemist. Heat will destroy the virus, and will also destroy RBCs. I don't know what the differential temperature, if any, might be. I am not aware of any research looking at this specific question.MH... Read more »

Can HIV virus be transfered by ejaculate without sperm cells?

Dear Dr.BobMaybe strange question:Is there lower transmision risk if there are no sperm cells in ejaculat? (in case of infertility). I suppose there is free RNA ( similar as in blood plasma ).Thank you very much for you answer. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Ejaculate contains many kinds of cells besides sperm, and yes, some of them can harbor HIV. Consequently, no, you cannot count on infertility decreasing HIV transmission risk.You are very welcome!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD!

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COMPLETE SURVEY AND GET A FREE TARGET GIFT CARD!

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