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Definition Of Cd4 Molecules

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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line
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Green tea and seroconversion

Dr. Bob I wrote recently updating you on my negative status after 9.5 months. However I am concerned because I read an article in which Dr. Christina Nance explains that green tea does prohibit the replication of HIV. For the past few months before...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...colleagues used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to examine the structures by which EGCG, the HIV surface protein gp120 and CD4 molecules bind together. They noted the frequencies emitted by the hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen atoms that... Read more »

Need your help to help (Thanks)

Afternoon Dr First and like always, thanks for all your help and support. Since I have been diagnosed HIV+ (more than 2 years ago) I started helping HIV people in my community as much as I can (listening them, supporting them, guide them to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...see an HIV specialist physician and have routine follow-up visits every three to four months that include laboratory tests (CD4, CD4%, VL, etc.). A number of baseline tests and vaccinations are also recommended at the time of the initial... Read more »


pls what is the meaning of CD4?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...CD4 is the molecule on the surface of select immune cells. We define populations of blood cells based upon which molecules are present Read more »


Dr. Rob, It's me, "Screwed!" hahaha. anyways, i saw you post some replys about how green tea affects binding of the virus to the CD4 receptor.I'm sure you've read the article, but I really cant contain my excitement. It's 4 am in the morning and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Screwed,It's 4 AM and you're all jazzed about Green Tea's EGCG??? And you aren't even HIV positive! Hmmm . . . dude, I've got to tell you most guys who are wound up and this excited at 4 AM are usually in the process of getting "screwed" by... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Unveil Piece of HIV Protein That May Be Key to AIDS Vaccine Development

...gp120. Nature DOI: 10.1038/Nature05580 (2007). PD Kwong et al. Structure of an HIV gp120 envelope glycoprotein in complex with CD4 receptor and a neutralizing human antibody. Nature 393:648-59 (1998). Vaccine Research Center Structural... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...during this time, HIV is damaging your immune system. One way to measure the damage to your immune system is to count your CD4+ cells. These cells, also called "T-helper" cells, are an important part of the immune system. Healthy people have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Smart Bomb" RNA Molecule Could Take Out Drug-Resistant HIV

...engineered to be susceptible to HIV showed the chimeric RNAs reduced HIV-1 replication by several orders and staved off viral-induced CD4+ T-cell declines, say researchers. One part of the RNA molecule has a high binding affinity to the gp120... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...PrEP trials) are also underway. [Also see What's Goin' On .] Treatment Issues for HIV-Positive Women HIV Viral Loads and CD4 Counts in Women Versus Men There are clearly many unique issues that affect HIV prevention strategies for women,... Read more »
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CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that... Read more »

Finally got my CD4 back

Posted by dj1979, 6 Replies
...My doctor's office finally tracked down my "missing" CD4 from when I had my labs done 5/15. As I said in another post, my viral load was undetectable for the first time. Even better Read more »

Green tea?

Posted by franfrog
...component called gp120 to the T cells. The goal was to see if EGCG thwarted gp120 from binding to a certain molecule -- the CD4 molecule -- on T-helper cells. When gp120 latches onto a T cell's CD4 molecule, it paves the way for HIV to enter --... Read more »