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Cytomegalovirus Latent Cells

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

... What Is CMV? How Is CMV Treated? Can CMV Be Prevented? How Do I Choose a Treatment for CMV? The Bottom Line What Is CMV? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the US population tests positive for CMV by the time they are 40 years old. A healthy immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses
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Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to establish... Read more »

Possible CMV Retintis With 390 T-Cell

Doctors:I was recently diagnose with Hiv..I was having some problems with my left eye.. floaters and blurred vision and the retina specialist advise to get tested for Hiv and Syphilis. Both test came back positive. Since finding out I had lab work...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...still OK. It gives you the opportunity to prevent any further damage to your immune system.It is certainly unusual to have CMV at such a high CD4 count, but not impossible. The ranges of CD4 counts at which we see certain infections and... Read more »

conflicting or misunderstanding?

hello DR BOB!:I have some confusion about the HIV.I read you said:"It may take up to ten years after primary infection for HIV/AIDS symptoms to become manifest; however, that doesn't mean HIV has been lying "dormant" all that time. HIV remains very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...malignancies. This is when he or she becomes symptomatic. The symptoms are related primarily to the opportunistic process (MAC, PCP, CMV, etc.). It may take up to a decade for this to occur. So I was indicating the viral infection was not dormant... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...an antifungal such as fluconazole (Diflucan) until a patient achieves sustained immune recovery on ART (>200 CD4 cells/mm3).Cytomegalovirus (CMV): a herpesvirus that can infect the brain, but is more often associated with retinitis (inflammation... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Inflammation

...levels. Over time, HIV weakens the immune system. Old infections may come back. Almost everyone with HIV is also infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 .) Latent CMV infection can become active in people with HIV, causing... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...havingAIDS and are at risk for developing serious OIs such as Pneumocystis pneumonia(PCP), Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) People with low CD4 counts are at risk for developing serious OIs such asPneumocystis... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on CMV? The Bottom Line Introduction Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages, including unborn babies. Once a person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4... 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 »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...It's Worth Knowing Thought Prayer Today in History Women Children Exchange IRIB TV IRIB Radio Scientists turn stem cells into disease-fighting t-cells WASHINGTON (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have found a way to genetically... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
...NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is something wrong with me. Read more »