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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...t to launcha multi-pronged attack against HIV, the virus
that causes AIDS, and willemploy clinical strategi...hope to increase science's understandingof how the virus
reacts to both drug treatments and novel forms of reconstitutingprotective immunity. "W...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...rchers postulated that certain strains of the AIDS virus
not only deplete mature CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in i...s being developed by the Emory group involving the virus
may provide other, even earlier, methods of identification. "The recent recommendations (made by th...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...omen in Rhode Island were first diagnosed with the virus
in thestate prison. Upon release from prison, HIV-positive women frequently lack primary medicaland gynecological care, substance abuse treatment and psychological and socialsupport. The Brown University AIDS program, with the Rhode Island department...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...tic risein CD4 counts and fall in plasma levels of virus
seen early afterstarting HAART are accompanied by ... further treatment, saysDr. Lederman, if prolonged virus
suppression results in greaterrestoration of immune function. "ACTG 315 indicates the valueof initia...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
... lamivudine (3TC), both significantly reduced AIDS virus
levels in patients and boosted levels of CD4 cells, the infection- fighting cells the virus
attacks and slowly destroys. Volunteers in ACTG 320, randomly assigned to different treatment group...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...unity than that produced with the traditional dead virus
vaccine. Andsecond, the vaccine is administered i... which combines the core of the harmless influenza virus
withthe covering from a virulent strain, is highly adaptable. "The core virus
canbe stored until a ...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...ck. That means there must be sanctuaries where the virus
can live andhide out." Kim and his colleag...that the brain level may be much lower andthat the virus
could escape to the brain, continue to divide there and live on." Kim said he would next lik...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
... the most common foodborne viruses, such asNorwalk virus
and Hepatitis A, and parasites, including Cyclospora cayetanensis(associated with the 1996 raspberry outbreak) and Cryptosporidium parvum(associated with outbreaks in municipal water and fresh apple cider). Themysterious Pfisteria piscicida, a water...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...that no toxicities were reported in caseswhere the virus
has been injected into adjacent normal tissue is p...and to a moreintensive treatment regimen using the virus
alone," Dr. Kirn said. "We continueto enroll patients into these studies." Onyx initiated the Phas...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...rbor virusand by 1967 had developed a cold-adapted virus
that bred well in cooler nasalpassages and did not mutate to more dangerous forms. From 1973 to the present,in collaboration with NIAID and more recently with Aviron, Maassab has beenrefining the vaccine and proving that it is not virulent to humans...
First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients
...marijuana on the immune system andon the amount of virus
in the body, as well as on its potentialinteractions with antiviral drugs such as protease inhibitors. Named the "Short-Term Effects of Cannabinoids in HIV Patients," theclinical trial began last week. A total of 63 patients are scheduled to beenrol...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...een women to determine whether they carry the AIDS virus
andoffer counseling on ways to reduce the chance of contracting or spreading HIV.The study looks at the programs' costs and benefits, both in preventing thespread of HIV and in dollar measures of medical bills and earnings. Inparticular, it helps pol...
Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action
... Institute. "The crystal structure tells ushow the virus
is able to bind to the receptor at the same time that it remainssufficiently changeable to avoid immune detection. There is the potential forthe information to be used to design compounds that interfere and block thatinteraction," says Wayne Hendric...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...n have highlevels of HIV replication even when the virus
is not readily detected in theblood. Media Contacts: Kenneth Mayer 401-729-2776 firstname.lastname@example.org...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...w well they adhered to their regimens, and how the virus
responded.David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, assistant prof... of missed drugshad large effects on the amount of virus
in the patient's blood. "While the level of adherence in these patients would be very good for most...
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researchers Awarded Grant To Fight Leukemia Recurrence
...ells from a patient, culture them, andthen using a virus
as a transfer agent, will introduce human genes into thecell. The genes are selected for their ability to generate an immune responsetoward cancer cells. The cultured cells then would be crippled by radiation - the cells will not die,but will lose t...
UCSF AIDS Research Center Receives Major New Grant From NIH
...-lymphocytes in early infection and in controlling virus
replication,and the use of anti-retroviral drugs as probes to understand the dynamics of HIVreplication. The overall mission of the CFAR program is to support AIDS research byfacilitating interdisciplinary and international interactions, technology...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...imary infection, noting that "withindays after the virus
enters the body, a major benefit to the newly infe...sselected time seems the best strategy because the virus
can be controlled andthe immune system can recover...," he writes. He adds that instead of subject...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...ession of their virus, as measuredby levels of the virus
in their blood, they are very likely to sheddrug-r...ons typically isassociated with suppression of the virus
both in blood and semen to belowdetectable levels. "But the men studied in this new report continued...
Study Shows Three-Drug "Cocktail" Needed To Keep AIDS Virus Curbed
... as a"cocktail" of three drugs in keeping down HIV virus
levels among infectedpatients has disappeared temp... new study shows the three drugs togetherfight the virus
more effectively. The study, published Thursday (Oct. 29) in the New England Journal of Medicine,in...
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