• reducing CD4 cell counts
  • The researchers examined the case files of almost 600 alcohol dependent HIV positive patients, and did statistical analysis on the data (controlling for significant variables) and they determined that alcohol plays a significant role in accelerating the progression of the disease, particularly through reducing CD4 cell counts amongst people not using retro viral therapies. (troubleblog.com)
  • mRNA
  • The negative RNA strand, complementary to the necessary mRNA strand, indicates that it must first be transcribed into a positive mRNA strand before it can be translated into the required proteins. (wikipedia.org)
  • The RNA-dependent, RNA-polymerase brought along with the virus initially binds to a promoter on the L and S segments and begins transcription from negative-stranded to a positive-stranded mRNA. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have shown that what animal and cellular studies have indicated remains true within human populations, and that alcohol use in certain HIV positive populations increases the pace of disease progression. (troubleblog.com)