Do T Cells Protect People From Hiv
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Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study SaysIndividuals who have extra copies of a gene that produces a specific protein are less likely to contract HIV or develop AIDS than people from the same ancestry who do not have extra copies of the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 6... Read more »
Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study ShowsResting 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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University of California San DiegoUnfortunately, the relative protection offered by the presence of two mutant copies of the CCR5 gene is just that - relative. Even if you were found to harbor such a mutation, it would NOT be safe for you to resume an unprotected sexual... Read more »
Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there:First, you should know that in many states, you must disclose your HIV positive status to all sexual partners before engaging in sexual relations. That being said, disclosing is a highly personal and emotional thing for someone with HIV to... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your questions. People who are HIV positive do not know it,until they are tested. Until they get tested, they may unknowingly transmitthe virus to others. Many people who are infected (but have not yet beentested) do not perceive... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting. Sorry about the lengthy turn around time.Sorry to hear about your husband and your understandable anger.While unusual, there are very well documented cases of women who were repeatedly exposed to HIV who did not get... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »
Posted by pozlady, 3 RepliesAre there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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