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Are T-helper Cells Destroyed By Hiv

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Helper T-Cells

I've read that non-progressors produce certain type of "T helper Cells" in enough quantity so as to contain the virus, while progressors produce the same kind of "T helper Cells" but not in enough quantity. Has anybody tried yet to clone these...
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
...cells you are referring to I believe are the CD8 cytotoxic t cells. This type of cell is the primary containment mechanism of HIV replication. The mechanism by which these cells contain replication is the subject of intense research. Infusing... Read more »

High T-Suppressor cells

hello doctor. i just got my result and it shows that i have too high corrected T-suppressor cells.... Read more »

Injected helper t cells to rebuild immune system?

Sir Bobby,Real quick. What about injected helper t cells in combination with hiv medicines to... Read more »
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Fixing the Body: An Immune-Based Approach to HIV

...if so to destroy them. This, in most cases, eventually can cure us of an illness or at least hold it in check. 4. How Do Helper T Cells Learn a Virus Is an Enemy? It turns out that all living things are made up of chemicals that we understand... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...presented by the APC. The production of antibodies and the activity of CD8+ killer T cells are highly regulated by the CD4+ helper T cell subset. The CD4+ T cells provide growth factors or signals to these cells that signal them to proliferate... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...protect against disease by depleting these cells. From 12 HIV-positive individuals, the researchers isolated three subgroups of helper T cells: HIV-fighting cells, cytomegalovirus-fighting cells, and a "mixed" group. The scientists then examined... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...affected immune cells can no longer fulfill their function. "We speculate that the negative effect of Nef on the mobility of T-helper cells has far reaching consequences for the efficient formation of antibodies by B-lymphocytes in the patient.... Read more »
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positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...Once HIV gets into the body, it passes instructions into T helper cells on how to make more HIV. These instructions are known as "provirus". Later on the infected T helper cell turns into a factory Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are like one big family. My numbers are a little scary to me, so I can... Read more »

Asians: let's clear this up.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have seen one or two people asking if the seroconversion time is different for Asians. I think the confusion might be due to some Asian countries' ultra-conservative "window periods." Whether they still use less sensitive tests, or just haven't... Read more »

Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »