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Crystal Meth And T-cell Destruction

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

... How can I find an agency near me that provides information and services to gay and other men who have sex with men, who use methamphetamine? What is methamphetamine? What are the short-term effects of methamphetamine use? What are the long-term effects of methamphetamine use? What are some physical signs that someone is using
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Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with low CD4 count? talking 24, 136 ...please advise, thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is not a product approved for use in humans. As such, I would not recommend it's use in persons with HIV.BY Read more »

CD8/CD3 cytotoxic T lymphocytes

The test of my NK profile shows my CD8/CD3 is higher than normal range? What does it mean?
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
You don't indicate what the actual value is or what your CD4 count/percent and HIV viral load levels are. Read more »

t-cell "death"

hiv kills or takes over t-cells right? if so, their number decreases. so how does you t-cell count go up after being low. does the body make more t-cells? how do you suddenly have more t-cells after taking meds.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...question. In fact, one that we do not completely understand. One potential explanation is that the body is always producing more T cells but they are being destroyed at the same time. Stop the destruction and there is the chance for them to... Read more »

Blood for T cell test taken during glucose tolerance test: could it affect the results of the T cell test?

Dr.Moyle,During a glucose tolerance test (I was actually having it done per your recommendation), they drew blood for a T cell subset. I was to have had a T cell subset done late next week, but I thought that, since they had the needle in my vein...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...important. Vigourous excercise, smoking, infections and vaccinations are the most well known ones to influence CD4 count by impacting lymphocyte traffickingregardsGraeme Moyle Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Crystal Meth -- Interviews Reveal its Impact on HIV-Positive Men

... Crystal meth, also known as "ice" or "Tina," is a form of the stimulant methamphetamine. Smoking crystal meth results in a rapid accumulation Read more »
The Body

HIV and Crystal Meth: A Fairy Tale

... Brandon Lacy Campos SEX! Now that I have your attention, I would like to share with you a little story. I am a meth addict. The end. I know, the story could use a little more meat on its bones, so why don't we start this story as... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...easily cause disease or death. Some important components of the immune system are: Dendritic cells and macrophages T cells Killer T cells Natural killer cells B cells Neutrophils Dendritic Cells and Macrophages ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...of day, fatigue, and stress can affect the test results. It's best to have blood drawn at the same time of day for each CD4 cell test, and to use the same laboratory. Infections can have a large impact on CD4 cell counts. When your body fights... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Getting past crystal meth use

Posted by chadlee, 7 Replies
...Hey there-I have been positive for a little over 4 years and most of that time I have been very addicted to crystal meth. I was using 24/7 for probably 3 years and about a year ago I tried to quit cold turkey with no help at all. I have only... Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...to AIDS amongst gay men and not the hypothetical HIV. Chemical agents in drugs like crystal meth and cocaine can stimulate cells to express hitherto dormant passenger viruses which are then misidentified as being the hypothetical HIV. Crystal... Read more »

Crystal Meth/Anonymous-Unprotected Sex Craze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is this I hear of young men contacting other gay men for crystal meth and sex on the internet where protection isnt even discussed or used. These kids are reporting multiple partners and there is Read more »