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Author Topic: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED  (Read 3493 times)

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Offline Life

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HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« on: August 21, 2006, 08:50:57 PM »
Did anyone see CBS news tongiht (Monday) about HIV??  I would find the link but I have a 24bd connection from home and my ADD would have me dead before the first page was drawn....  

It was about HIV not KILLING CD4's but simply shutting them off..  Now scientiests are thinking about "flipping the switch" back on type thinking..  Whatsup with dat??  Something to discount or something interesting for you super experts... ;)


« Last Edit: August 21, 2006, 09:29:54 PM by Eric »

Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 09:37:21 PM »
Eric, it is the same that the one in the "Reviving inmune system" thread...I hope the science moves fast on this...

Poz since Jul 19 2006
Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
Started HAART: Combivir+Efavirenz Aug 26 7:38 pm
Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
February 17 Combivir stopped.
April 3 -07 : Started ddi+3tc+efavirenz...
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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 10:57:05 PM »
Thanks Eric...looks interesting. I hope they figure it out, I'm getting a little bit tired of taking pills and giving myself shots every 12 hours. Anyone want to host a party if this "is it"??? I would but my house is kinda small.  ;)
Stuff like this gives me hope...thanks Eric I needed this!
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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 11:13:47 PM »
It's things like this that give me more optimism in the current research of HIV.  My husband always said there would be a cure for this one day, just that it wasn't his time for the cure.  While I know and understand this isn't a cure, it's just comforting to know that the medical field is still looking out for our best interests.

I know I will be around for a long time... to torment my daughter!!!  *snicker*
The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

Offline Life

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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 11:17:45 PM »
Thanks Alex!

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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006, 03:07:31 AM »
There is an article that may be interest to read.  If they can find a way to do what the article suggests we might be better off in the long run.

Like the article also suggests many of the viruses do not want to actually cause us harm, if we die the virus also ceases to exist.

« Last Edit: August 22, 2006, 03:09:44 AM by foster2006 »
11/21/2006 CD4        VL <50
10/02/2006 CD4 1034 VL 114
09/06/2006 CD4 1595 VL   87
08/02/2006 CD4 1266 VL <50
06/07/2006 CD4 1412 VL <50

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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 10:37:28 AM »
Thank you for this post, Eric!
That article is very interesting.
It's certainly news to me ;D
It does make sense though if ya' think about it.

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Offline Life

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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 10:59:04 AM »
It really seems like things are changing and moving faster and faster....  Yes I am just getting my feet wet but even more so I think about the Jeff's the Izy's and so so many others that are having this impact them in a much grander scale..  I don't want you to ever loose faith that the next turn, the next corner, is going to reveal something that will take away all of our fears.... Can you imagine if someone where to say "We have figured it out."  Come to your docs office and get the SHOT...   Just imagine and don't discount this hope into nothingness..  Hope is a good instinct to live by...

Meanwhile....  Here we are...  Alive and breathing.. ;)

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Re: HIV - "Flip the switch" its dark in here! - REVISED
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006, 10:33:21 PM »
These are the kind of news that give us all hope. There is no denying that knowledge of how hiv works is growing in leaps and bounds, and the day is approaching when the key discovery for a cure is made. It's coming!
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Love of Life means hope for me
Born on a New Day" - John David


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