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Prevention, Treatment & Control of HIV Infection

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Prevention, Treatment and Control of HIV Infection

Vaccine development is difficult because:

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  • HIV mutates rapidly
  • HIV is not expressed in many cells that are infected
  • HIV is not completely cleared by the host immune response after primary infection.
  • HIV isolates show a marked variation, especially in the envelope antigens-variability that probably promotes the emergence of neutralization-resistant mutants
  • Lack of an appropriate animal model for HIV.
  • Chimpanzees are the only animals that are susceptible to HIV.

Novel methods are under investigation:

  • Soluble form of CD4 has been made by recombinant DNA techniques and is being studied as a viral blocking agent. As CD4 is the HIV receptor on cells, soluble CD4 may inhibit HIV from infecting cells; may block gp120-mediated events, such as cell fusions and may serve as a targeting signal to direct cytotoxic agents to HIV-infected cells.
  • Gene therapy approach are being developed that are designed to achieve "intracellular immunization," ie., genetically alter target cells to make them resistant to HIV.
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Control measures:

To avoid epidemic spread of HIV it is important to educate the people about eliminating the high risk factors.

  • All blood donors should be tested for HIV antibody
  • Myths to be dispelled about HIV

HIV is not spread by

  • Sharing meals with an HIV +ve patient
  • Exposures to sneezing, coughing, or other casual contacts.

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