Immunopathogenic Mechanisms in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
- Hide, shield and strike back: how HIV-infected cells avoid immune eradication. Peterlin, B. Matija; Trono, Didier // Nature Reviews Immunology;Feb2003, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p97
Viruses that induce chronic infections can evade immune responses. HIV is a prototype of this class of pathogen. Not only does it mutate rapidly and make its surface components difficult to access by neutralizing antibodies, but it also creates cellular hideouts, establishes proviral latency,...
- JUST SAY NO. Martindale, Diane // New Scientist;9/15/2001, Vol. 171 Issue 2308, p28
Discusses an AIDS therapy called 'structured treatment interruptions,' an on-again, off-again treatment regimen that allows the immune system to build to the point where it can hold the virus in check. Improvement in the quality of life of the patient; More affordable cost of the therapy;...
- AIDS: Solving the molecular puzzle. Hoffman, Michelle // American Scientist;Mar/Apr94, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p171
Provides information on how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes the acquired immunological deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Diseases that attack individuals infected with the virus; Infections that affect AIDS patients; Definition of a virus according to biologists; Relationship between...
- Living With AIDS--20 YEARS LATER. Bullers, Anne Christiansen // FDA Consumer;Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p29
Examines several drugs for treating AIDS and the efforts being done to improve the lives of people with AIDS. Process of the spread of HIV; Drug issues being discussed within the medical community and outside of it; Reason for waiting the immune system to weaken significantly before taking drugs.
- Understanding AIDS. // World Almanac for Kids;1997, p113
This article explains AIDS. AIDS is a disease that is caused by a virus called HIV. AIDS attacks the body's immune system. A mother with AIDS may give it to her baby before the baby is born. There are two main ways people get AIDS: Having sex with a person who has AIDS, or sharing a needle used...
- GB Virus C and Mortality from HIV Infection. Stosor, Valentina; Wolinsky, Steven // New England Journal of Medicine;9/6/2001, Vol. 345 Issue 10, p761
Editorial. Comments on how the rate of HIV disease correlates with the level of active viral replication and is related to a variety of factors specific to the virus. Use of highly active antiretroviral therapy to restore the damaged immune system and the administration of effective...
- AIDS. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p7
A definition of the term "AIDS" is presented. It is a severe disease caused by HIV, in which the immune system is attacked and weakened, making the body susceptible to other infections. The virus is transmitted through bodily fluids such as semen and blood.
- HIV. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p167
The entry describes HIV or human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS by infecting the body's immune system.
- HIV, aka "the preventable disease". Miller, Doriane C. // Chicago Citizen - Hyde Park Edition;12/12/2012, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p2
In this article, the author focuses on the aspects related to Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is mentioned that she was a medical student at Illinois-baseed University of Chicago, when first heard about the impact of fatal HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). She further...