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Does Hepatitis Affect T Cells

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...proportion of CD4+ T cells are infected than previously realized, particularly in lymphoid tissues. Macrophages and other cell types are also infected with HIV and serve as reservoirs for the virus. Although the fraction of CD4+ T cells that is infected with HIV at any given time is never extremely high (only a small subset of activated cells serve as ideal targets of infection), several groups have shown that rapid cycles of death of...
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Hepatitis affecting AIDS

How does Hepatitis C affect AIDS
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...it does appear that some studies show the opposite effect i.e., that HCV does increase perinatal transmission and decreases T cell. A study from England has shown that genotype 1 HCV patients die from AIDS much faster than all other genotypes.... Read more »

HIV+ and other vaccinations

Dear Doctor,I have been an HIV positive for 2 years. My CD4 was 472 this month. I would like to get immunisation of Hepatitis B, Flu and Zona zoster. It is safe for me to have these vaccines? Please advise me how should I get these vaccines because...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...idea to prevent these virus infections that can affect your liver. The benefit of these vaccines are even greater when your T cells are higher and your HIV viral load is undetectable. Pneumovax, active against a bacteria that can cause pneumonia,... Read more »

Can Sun Affect t-cell Count?

I have worked deligently over the past two years to bring my t-cell count up from 202 to 530. However, I just got my most recent results, which the labs were taken three months from the 530 count, and my t-cells have plummeted to 349!! I am trying...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sun exposure generally does not impact the CD4 greatly. The CD4 count is a highly variable measure (in the same patient can vary fairly widely in the same day with an up and down course over a 24 hour period often related to biologic rhythm/hormone... Read more »

Severe symptoms despite good T cell numbers

Hi, Dr. Wohl,I wonder if you could give me your perspective on my case? Infected at the beginning of 2002...CD4's went down to lowest of 550, ratio down to .9, CD4 percent lowest has been 32%, but has recovered to 48% in the past year. Ratio is up...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...causes. This would entail the routine tests such as a complete blood count and blood chemistries plus, at least a thyroid panel, hepatitis B and C titers, work up for connective tissue diseases, a sedimentation rate, heavy metal levels, nerve... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...The MCV measures the average size of red blood cells. The average MCV ranges from 80-100 femtoliters (fL). A low MCV shows that cells are smaller than normal. This may be due to an iron deficiency or chronic disease. MCV is generally higher than... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every 3-6... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Palm Project Interview Series: Douglas Nixon

...producers. They produce cytokines probably in minutes; they're much quicker than other cells. And they probably are directing other cells to do things. If you look in mouse models these cells are really important in the NOD mouse diabetic model,... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...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 »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH Read more »