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Does Hiv Destroy Monocytes

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monocytes, dendritic cells and HIV

I understand immune cells like monocytes and dendritic cells may either get infected or may neutralize/"kill" an HIV virion. What decides which of the two shall transpire?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Probably the number of supportive immune cells in the microenvironment and how activated the immune system is at the time.... Read more »

Increasing my monocytes

I am a newer more recent patient, and now more then ever doing the most I can to stay healthy, in... Read more »

Radiations to destroy HIV in reservoirs?

If radiations would target directly the cells where HIV latently hides is there a possibilty the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Studies Describe How HIV Destroys Cells, Leads to AIDS

"U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS "Destroying" Bushmen Resettled From Kalahari Desert, Journalist Says in NPR Interview

"AIDS is destroying what was a very healthy and vibrant community" of bushmen who for 30,000 years lived on ancestral lands in the Kalahari Desert but in 2002 were relocated by the government of Botswana to resettlement camps, Tom Price, a freelance... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Research Seeks a Way to Destroy HIV Protein Shield

In November, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it had awarded nine new Grand Challenges Explorations Phase II grants, one of them to Andy Qigui Yu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bee Venom Destroys HIV and Spares Surrounding Cells, Say Researchers

Washington University School of Medicine researchers describe the bee venom toxin melittin as a promising HIV prevention and treatment measure, because melittin can disrupt the protective double-layered membrane surrounding the HIV virus. In... Read more »
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Acute HIV and lymphocytes, neutrophils and monocytes

Posted by regret2max, 1 Reply

One question which I read a lot of people concerning about.

I know that blood count is not accurate for HiV test, but I read that there's still few relationships that do exist.

Like acute HiV lymphocytes will drop. What about neutrophils and... Read more »

23f Terrified my life will be destroyed if tested

Posted by lilgirl, 2 Replies
I am a 23 year old girl who has been recently having some symptoms of HIV. It all started with a bad fever with profuse sweating I had about a month ago. Although the fever only lasted about a week, the sweating (especially at night) has continued.... Read more »

I destroyed what I most love in this world

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a perfect family but now I destroyed it. On my one trip at the beginning of this year, I exposed to HIV. I kept thinking about suicide since I knew I was HIV+.

But recently, I saw my wife's skin also had many red tinny dots, I know she got HIV... Read more »

Body is destroying board..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have noticed that since the body posted their ad at the top there has been little activity here. I think that ad is turning people off this board. People see it and think its a commercial board. It is tacky!

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