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Acquired Immune Response To Hiv

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Acute HIV - Immune Response

I was infected on 10/30/2010. I became ill with flu like symptoms on 11/19 and was sick with a fever for exactly 2 weeks (never went above 101). I feel fine now, except for anxiety. Tested positive on 12/2. Blood test results: 12/3 VL 1.8 mil CD4...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, the CD4 count and/or percent can drop dramatically with acute infection, and then recover in the next few months as the immune system gets control of the infection. Likewise, the viral load can remain elevated for some period of months and... Read more »

HIV-specific immune responses

Hi, I keep hearing preserving "HIV-specific immune responses", in the context of early treatment... Read more »

HCV and immune response in HIV infected

Dear Doctor M:In HIV patients, why is HCV PCR testing sometimes necessary to establish HCV if the... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Finding on Immune Response to HIV Tat May Contribute to Vaccine, Treatment

...or Gag "regulatory" proteins of the virus. And after 8 weeks, all of the original virus was gone -- showing the effect of the immune response. But the original virus had been replaced by SIV with small changes, usually in Tat. So apparently the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Combination HIV Vaccine Induces Diverse Immune Responses

...clinical trial testing two candidate HIV vaccines given together shows that the combination is safe and can stimulate diverse immune responses against HIV. The findings will be discussed by the studys principal investigator, Robert Belshe, M.D.,... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Exhausted B Cells Hamper Immune Response to HIV

... What Recent studies have shown that HIV causes a vigorous and prolonged immune response that eventually leads to the exhaustion of key immune system cells -- CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells -- that target HIV. These tired cells Read more »
The Body PRO

The Body Fights Back -- Immune Responses and Reconstitution in HIV Infection

...Recognition of two overlapping CTL epitopes by CTL from a long- term non- progessing HIV-1 infected individual Session 426: Immune responses and reconstitution A symposium was held focusing on HIV specific immunity -- why it successfully... Read more »
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hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my $260? I used Private... Read more »

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...positive HIV test because of low viral exposure or naturally killed viral exposure? Could our own immune systems be picking up immune responses from out significant other through casual contact? Have there been any studies with serodiscordent... Read more »

No common cold in 5-7 years ?

Posted by squanderer, 2 Replies
...last 6 years I haven't had much of a cold, and when I feel a bad cold coming on the next day its gone. I am wondering if any HIV positives have experieced this phenomenon in the first 8 years of being infected ? Thank you Read more »