When Martin Markowitz joined the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
in New York City in 1991, the news about HIV left little room for optimism.
Ho and his colleagues at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
in New York City conducted a similar study of long- term survivors.
One such inquiry, at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
in New York City, has turned up hints of an unidentified retrovirus in two of the four cases studied so far, says John Moore, an AIDS investigator at the center.
Connor, a virologist at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
in New York.
On September 26 scientists at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
(ADARC) announced that they had identified a significant contributor to a long-sought antiviral factor, secreted by certain CD8 T-cells, that inhibits HIV replication.
However, the PHI group did exhibit stronger T helper cell responses, which led the researchers to suggest that "individuals treated in early infection may benefit from [therapeutic] strategies aimed at enhancing virus-specific CTL responses, whereas individuals treated later in infection may benefit from strategies aimed at enhancing HIV-1-specific T helper cell functions as well as broadening CTL responses to combat increased viral diversity." Decreased CTL activity had also been observed in early-disease patients who had been treated from 45 to 90 days after symptomatic acute infection, according to a study published 2 years earlier by researchers from the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
(ADARC) in New York and colleagues.
David Ho and his colleagues at Rockefeller University's Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
in New York City announced in September that they have identified three immune system proteins called alpha-defensins in the white blood cells of people who are infected with HIV but don't appear to manifest any AIDS symptoms.
Marx of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
and colleagues report their findings in the journal Nature Medicine.
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
for the City of New York Architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architects, New York.
In the 1990s his lab at New York City's Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
, which Ho helped found, yielded pioneering insights into the years-long battle waged between HIV and the human body's immune system.
"The new anti-viral drugs have cut the AIDS death rate by 50 percent in the last two to three years," reports Linqui Zhang, PhD, assistant professor at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
at New York City's Rockefeller University.
In the first preliminary study of this strategy, Xia Jin of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
injected a vaccine into four patients who were on antiretroviral drug therapy.