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Cytotoxic T Cells And Hiv

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Cytotoxic T cells and cancer in HIV patients

If cytotoxic T cells attack viruses and tumor antigens, why do HIV patients have increased cancers?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...For the general reader of this forum, a word of explanation is in order. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes are a very important part of the immune system of both HIV+ and HIV- folks. As the query suggests, these cells are involved Read more »

Helper T-Cells

I've read that non-progressors produce certain type of "T helper Cells" in enough quantity so as to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Combination HIV Vaccine Induces Diverse Immune Responses

...for activating both components of the immune system. One vaccine, ALVAC-HIV vCP205, stimulates cellular immunity, resulting in cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) that can kill HIV-infected cells. The other vaccine, SF-2 rgp120, stimulates production of HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS Vaccines

...recombinant proteins, more promising data regarding the induction of neutralizing antibodies and cytotoxic T cells have emerged. In December 1992,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What Happened to the Vaccine?

...the body and zap them with destructive proteins in order to eliminate them. For this reason, they are also sometimes called cytotoxic T cells (cyto comes from the Greek word for cell) or cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL). Several lines of evidence... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virion-Based Vaccine Protects Animals Against Disease

...DNA vaccine containing viral particles prevents many symptoms of infection in primates exposed to SIV, the simian version of HIV, Maryland researchers reported. To be effective, an HIV vaccine will "very likely have to elicit both cellular and... Read more »
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Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and 1000 cells/mL, after a median of 60 weeks, but returned to undetectable viral levels. A progressive increase in specific cytotoxic T cell response was seen in about half of the patients. Total cholesterol decreased from a mean of 187 mg/dL... 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 »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...or other soluble factors, thus curtailing the generation of new viral progeny [5]. The biological relevance of HIV-1-specific cytotoxic T cells (CTL) in acute HIV-1 infection was highlighted in recent in-vivo studies demonstrating a dramatic rise... Read more »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...partially correct. Actually virus gets processed first within lymph nodes where it is recognized by the immune system as foreign and cytotoxic t cells develop that are specific for HIV proteins and antibodies develop against these viral proteins... Read more »