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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 with helping individuals... 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?... Read more »

relationship between HIV and NK cells

Dr. Holodniy,I am sorry to raise this question again, but your expertise and advice on the... Read more »
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University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could be used against a... Read more »
UCLA AIDS Institute

UCLA-Engineered Stem Cells Seek Out and Kill HIV in Living Organisms

Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-principle that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, a team of UCLA researchers has now demonstrated that these cells can actually attack HIV-infected cells in a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Kills Brain Cells, Prevents Stem Cell Division, Study Says

HIV kills brain cells and prevents stem cells from dividing and forming new cells, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Stem Cell , Reuters reports. The damage to cells contributes to HIV-associated dementia, which can... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are activated to fight an infection, allowing HIV to enter the cells, according to a paper published on... Read more »
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T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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