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Aids Attack What Cells In The Immune System

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause
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HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of this discovery does that mean that HIV can possibly stay dormant (would Antibody test be unreliable diagnostic procedure? Here is the full article:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know (and still don't completely understand) is how HIV manages to evade our body's own immune response. Certainly we know HIV attacks immune cells (CD4) and eventually destroys them. However, there are many other components of the body's immune... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...gene therapy, which is perhaps the most promising and, unfortunately, the most challenging type of immune-based therapy. The immune system is exquisitely balanced and phenomenally complex. Every time we tinker with one small aspect of it... Read more »

HIV-Free for me!?!!

Dr Franscino,My name is XX according to the NIH in Bethesda, MD. They feel that I'm an elite controller at the least, possibly one of 3 individuals who has 'cleared'the HIV virus from our systems. I'm curious if you're doing any work in this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the same strain of HIV. According to the researchers, the key difference in their ability to control the virus is the woman's immune system. Joel Blankson, who led the study, said that the role of the woman's immune system is a "good sign in... Read more »

What exactly is AIDS? In detail.

Well, my heading pretty much asks my whole question. I am doing a report/presentation in one of my classes at school and I would like a detailed answer on what AIDS is. Thanks.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...longer able to fight off diseases, that normally it would be able to fight off. HIV infects and destroys a specific cell of your immune system called a CD4 cell (also called a T4 cell or a T helper cell). The CD4 cells are the "generals" of the... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Your immune system is your body's defense system. While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system, HIV targets... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...was originally written in February 2005. Table of Contents What is Immune Reconstitution? How does HIV Damage the Immune System? Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Using HIV Drugs to Restore Immune Function ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

... The immune system is the body's defense against disease. It defends the body from attack by foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...do not have all of the necessary tools to manufacture their own essential proteins, they must infect and act as parasites on the cells of a more complex living organism in order to reproduce. HIV is an RNA virus that specifically targets human... Read more »
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I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
...I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have been useing Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv 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 »

terminology

Posted by usn694, 3 Replies
...i am wondering about how the t cells and CD4 count works....i tried reading up on it, but i confused myself on it lol.i dont understand which should be higher to Read more »

Common Cold?

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...(sneezing, runny nose, etc) a sign that you are close or even at at the point of full blown aids or a substantial decrease in your t-cell count. Are constant cold typcial in HIV pos individuals? Read more »