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Author Topic: HIV Gene Therapy  (Read 1200 times)

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Offline jimbalaya

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HIV Gene Therapy
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:11:50 PM »
Greetings all! 

I live near-ish to the Orlando area, and there's an immunology center that's running trials for HIV Gene Therapy, the only requirements are that you be on HART, be UD, and clean/sober....I was wondering if anyone here has experience being in a trial, or what your thoughts were...I'm very new to all of this, but am intrigued in being a part of something that could help others.   

Thanks,

Jim

Offline PerfectlyHuman

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Re: HIV Gene Therapy
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 10:20:03 AM »
I would love to enter the trial. Anyway you can link me to them. I don't mind traveling.

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: HIV Gene Therapy
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 03:30:05 PM »
Perfectly;

There are a few long threads (see Zinc Finger Proteins and Sangamo topics) on gene therapy in the "Research News & Studies" forum that you may be interested in if you haven't already looked at them.  While I don't recall any folks on the board being in these studies, there was a post that referenced HIV/AIDS activist Matt Sharp blogging about his participation (see the post info below).

I wish you well and look forward to hearing how this proceeds for you,
JM





Re: Zinc Finger Proteins Put Personalized HIV Therapy Within Reach
Reply #46 on: September 14, 2010, 01:14:35 PM


HIV/AIDS activist Matt Sharp is taking part in the Sangamo ZFN trial:

http://aidspolicyproject.blogspot.com/2010/09/aids-activist-participates-in-clinical.html
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD

 


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