Cd8 Cells And Hiv

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HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!
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
...Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them Read more »

HIV-B that targets CD8 cellsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some information about something referred to as HIV-B which primarily targets... Read more »

CD4 and CD8 cells count

One of my friend is an HIV infected person,and it was found recently while doing some surgery.His... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Specific CD8 T-Cell Activity in Uninfected Injection Drug Users Is Associated With Maintenance of Seronegativity

...Repeatedly, studies have shown that HIV- or SIV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) control the replication of the virus in infected subjects. At the clinical level Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What Happened to the Vaccine?

...T cells come in two main flavors: CD4 cells (which are monitored in people with HIV as a marker of disease progression) and CD8 cells. CD4 cells act like quarterbacks calling the plays for CD8 cells and B cells. CD8 cells have a vitally... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune Cells Worn Out From HIV Fight Given New Life to Assault Disease: Study

...revivify "killer" CD8 immune cells, which could some day be used to assist the body's natural infection-fighting power against HIV. CD8 cells normally seek and destroy infected cells, but they become "exhausted" by HIV infection, said study... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...receptor to recognize and respond to foreign antigens that ought to be eliminated. In HIV infection, the typical ratio of CD4 to CD8 cells in a healthy person (about 2:1) becomes inverted as CD4 cells are depleted. And as CD4 cells dwindle, the... Read more »
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cd4/cd8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...neg checking for reativation of ebv because my herpe virus is so high but no outbreaks. would your cd4/cd8 ratio be high with hiv or low? if you don't mind me asking. Read more »

My research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...bloodstream in massive doses could eradicate HIV as it enters a CD4+ cell, since HIV can only duplicate through mitosis of cd4 and cd8 cells, it would take a long time but I believe it is possible. *********new********* I've done a little more... Read more »

Labs are in

Posted by Angel_Ronnie, 1 Reply
... 362 VL 2642 CD4 Cell% 15.21% May 2007 CD3 3021 CD4 538 VL 1718 CD4 Cell% 15.00% CD8 2347 CD8 Cell% 63.00% What i can't understand is that I am not on meds and my numbers is showing this difference? I don't... Read more »


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G-Man, Hey there i saw reading your post that you have been positive for 13 years. I have a situation that has came up and got me scared. I had unprotected sex vaginal and oral with a female 10 weeks ago. Since then have had a slew of symptoms,... Read more »