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Do T Cells Protect People From Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study Says

Individuals 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines "Elite" Group of HIV-Positive People Who Appear "Protected" From Developing AIDS

An international contingent of nearly 500 researchers and physicians are taking part in the International HIV Controllers Study, which is examining "the phenomenon," in which certain people living with HIV seem "somehow protected from AIDS," the ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Research shows some people protected from HIV infection

People with two mutant copies of the CCR5 gene appear to be protected from HIV infection. If this is the case how can someone determine if they have this type of mutant gene?My husband has been infected appx. 7 yrs. and did not know until PCP...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Unfortunately, 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 »

Protected vaginal, oral sex amd HIV disclosure

Hi Richard,It's good to have you on the board.What should i do in this situation? I am HIV+ non-progessor (Undetectable; about 1000 t-cells); have never been sick & not on meds. I had protected sex with a condom to HIV- boyfriend. There was...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi 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 »

Question #1: Are those who pass on infection reckless?Question #2: Do responsible people take steps to protect themselves?

What evidence is there of behavior change among those who find out they have HIV? My next question would be: how do you know most people with HIV are responsible? Could they really be responsible if they got the disease from someone else?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank 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 »

Is it possible to have sex with HIV positive for 17 years with no protection and don't get?

My husband just found out that he is HIV positive. He did a chek up and his platelets were too low, the doctor ordered an HIV test and tested positive. We have been married 17 years and he swears to God that never betrayed me. We have a wonderful...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello 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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Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, 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 »