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Does The Hiv Virus Bind To The Cd4 Molecule Of Host Cells

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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(T-lymphocytetropic or T-tropic strains). Furthermore, "neurotropic" HIV variants that have evolved the ability to enter cells without CD4 receptors and preferentially target the types of monocytes and macrophages found in the brain appear to... Read more »

gene therapy and immune based therapies: changing treatment of hiv?

Goodday Nelson from Greece... In Greece where i am there is not alot of chatter about gene based... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...at work. Laboring, for the most part, in relative silence and obscurity, these systems of defense may become compromised when Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) threatens key CD4+ (T-helper) lymphocytes, integral to proper immune function. ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...research effort of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is devoted to the pathogenesis of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) disease. Studies on pathogenesis address the complex mechanisms that result in the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...Viral proteins vpr, tat and nef have been implicated (though vpr may also inhibit apoptosis), as has the binding of gp120 to the CD4 receptors of uninfected cells. HIV protease may play a role in apoptosis of infected cells, perhaps by increasing... Read more »
The Body

The Alphabet Soup of Immune Control: ADCC Antibodies, (Memory) B-Cells, Elite Controllers and Exposed Sero-Negatives -- Will They Amount to Z?

...with gp120/gp160 and gp41.) Nef (Negative Regulatory Factor) is a protein expressed by primate lentiviruses. These include human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). Nef is one of many... Read more »
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Green tea?

Posted by franfrog
...2006 May 25, 2006 -- An antioxidant in green tea may block HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from attaching to an important molecule on immune system cells. That finding is based on lab tests done on human blood cells, not people. The lab... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...antigen (similar to the immobilized antigen on the solid phase). The antibody in the sample is "sandwiched" between two antigen molecules, one immobilized on the solid phase and one containing the enzyme. Subsequently, the addition of substrate... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...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 Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »