Category Archives: CD4

  1. How Much Would it Cost to End AIDS?

    via Bloomberg, by Simeon Bennet Michel Kazatchkine and Eric Goosby may be able to halt the spread of HIV. They just need the money. The two men control the funds that buy drugs for most of the world’s AIDS patients. Studies in July provided the strongest evidence yet that medicines used since 1994 to treat HIV can Read More >>

    CD4, funding, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, government, HIV/AIDS policy, Treatment
  2. Infection-resistant monkeys could be crucial in the fight against HIV

    Via Io9, by Alasdair Wilkins. Sooty mangabeys are a monkey species found on the western coast of central Africa. Their unique immunity to SIV, a relative of HIV, has intrigued medical researchers for decades. Now we know just how their immunity works. SIV and HIV function in much the same way – the viruses find two molecules Read More >>

    Africa, CCR5, CD4, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, immune response, nonhuman primate, research, SIV, Sooty Mangabeys, T Cells
  3. Starting HIV treatment when CD4 cell count dips below 500 improves AIDS-free survival

    Via aidsmap, by Michael Carter Patients who start antiretroviral therapy when their CD4 cell count dipped below 500 cells/mm3 are less likely to develop an AIDS-defining illness than individuals who start treatment with a CD4 cell count of 350 cells/mm3, an international team of investigators report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. However, initiating HIV treatment with Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARV, CD4, clinical trials, HIV/AIDS, Treatment