Early Aids Symptoms Low T-cells

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early treatment and hiv-specific T cells

Dear Dr. Young,I have read about the studies of Walker et al. with great interest, and I think their data encourages earliest-possible treatment.One of the easy-to-grasp aspects is that it simply disallows the virus to satuarate all possible...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Thanks for your thoughtful question.I think that the simple answer is that while there is a steady production of T cells, these T cells do not represent a new set of cells, but rather clones of preexisting cells. The immunological diversity or... Read more »

Early stages of Aids

Dear Doctor, can you explain to me the difference between HIV positive and actually developing... Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T... Read more »
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Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...Douglas SD, Moscicki AB, Holland CA, for The Reach Project Of The Adolescent Medicine Hiv/Aids Research Network. CD8+ CD38+ T cells but not HIV type 1 RNA viral load predict CD4+ T cell loss in a predominantly minority female HIV+ adolescent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Specific CD8 T-Cell Activity in Uninfected Injection Drug Users Is Associated With Maintenance of Seronegativity

...Repeatedly, studies have shown that HIV- or SIV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) control the replication of the virus in infected subjects. At the clinical level it has been shown repeatedly that the Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected... Read more »
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Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...an antibody-producing B-cell with a long-lived cancerous cell called a myeloma. The fusion created a hybridoma, an immortal cell that could continually reproduce a single antibody specific for a particular antigen. These antibodies could then be... Read more »
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Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

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...expansion of CD8+ T cell responses has been described during acute HIV-1 infection [2], and the appearance of HIV-1-specific CD8+ T cells has been temporally associated with the initial decline of viremia [3, 4]. These CD8+ T cells have the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spread of AIDS in the United States. CDC's definition of AIDS includes all HIV-infected people who have fewer than 200 CD4+ T cells per cubic millimeter of blood. (Healthy adults usually have CD4+ T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...normal by 1 month after the onset of the rash. This early reduction in CD4+ T lymphocytes could decrease the number of target cells for HIV replication. An alternative explanation is that measles virus infection stimulates the production of... Read more »
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