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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause infection, disease, and even death. The immune system also gets rid of abnormal cancerous cells that are growing out of control. When functioning properly, it fights off infection and keeps you healthy. But when it malfunctions, germs that enter the body can more easily cause disease or death. Some important...
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Cure (HIV VACCINES)

Dear Dr. Bob:Thanks for your sterling job you offer to the community. My question is: the HIV virus is the most studied virus and its behavior as well as functionality is well-known. Why then no vaccine has yet been developed though billions of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(cyto comes from the Greek word for cell) or cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL). Several lines of evidence suggest that CD4 and CD8 cells targeting HIV can play an important role. In monkeys infected with a close relative of HIV called SIV (simian... Read more »

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 »

CD4 over 1000,still contagious as the DR has said? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2009)

My GF has tested positive for over 10 years, but the viral load has always been undetecable as she says, and her CD4 always over 1000. She is not on any meds, nor does she ever seem sick. I am a female as well, what are the risk involved when we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...years. But some people have been infected for 20-25 years or more and have not yet experienced the severe loss of CD4 immune cells that signals AIDS. These people have been termed long-term nonprogressors, and in the mid 1990s, researchers began... Read more »

scientific questions, from a prospective microbiologist

Hey Dr. BOB, I have 2 questions, that have been bugging me.1.Since we know that the black plague offered a resistence to HIV due to a genetic mutation. Are scientists out there using this information on genetic mutation of cells to develope a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some poking? Delta 32 is a bit complex to explain, but I'll give it a shot. First, some background. HIV can only infect certain cells that have specific "receptors" on their surface that allow HIV to enter. HIV attaches to CD4 receptors. However,... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...referred to as CD8 positive). CD8+ cells which recognize a specific antigen (like HIV) differentiate into what are called cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), often referred to as killer T cells (but not to be confused with natural killer cells,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...Fact Sheet 124 ) that can fight different diseases. As HIV disease progresses, the number of CD4 cells drops. The first CD4 cells that HIV attacks are the ones that specifically fight HIV. Some types of CD4 cells can disappear, leaving gaps in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...and fight HIV. AGS-004 by Argos takes a sample of a patient's virus and extracts RNA. The RNA is loaded into dendritic cells that are administered to the patient, stimulating an immune response to the virus. It is in Phase 2a trials. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...the body's weakeneddefenses. HIV Reduces the Type of CD4 Cells In a healthy immune system, there are different types of CD4 cells thatfight different diseases. As HIV progresses and kills off CD4 cells, some typesof CD4 cells can disappear,... 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 »

Intersting read?

Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
..."Elite suppression offers clues to vaccine researchers on many fronts: how CD8 killer T-cells can attack HIV and how a stronger immune response can force HIV into a permanent defensive state," Blankson said. "We are trying to figure out exactly... 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 »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
...T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or Read more »