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Early Aids Symptoms T Cells Below 200

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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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Rocky Mountain CARES
...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 »
The Body PRO

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...2003;17(3):1881-1888. Deeks SG, Kitchen CM, Liu L, et al. Immune activation set point during early HIV infection predicts subsequent CD4+ T cell changes independent of viral load . Blood . August 15, 2004;104(4): 942-947. Wilson CM,... 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

...epidemics in Thailand, certain areas of Southeast Asia and Central Europe. To address whether immune reconstitution and CD8+ T cell depletion occurs because of CTL activity, the authors measured HIV-specific effector responses in uninfected (EU)... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...causes a slowly progressive neurologic disease ( Haase . Nature 1986;322:130). HIV causes the death and dysfunction of CD4+ T lymphocytes in vitro and in vivo . CD4+ T cell dysfunction and depletion are hallmarks of HIV disease. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...fatigue Symptoms typically occur when glucose levels have gotten very high. If you are diagnosed while diabetes is in its early stages, you may not have any symptoms. Glucose Tests Since there are not always obvious symptoms of diabetes,... 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

Posted by Anonymous
...responses for the initial control of viral replication during this stage of infection. A massive, oligoclonal expansion of CD8+ T cell responses has been described during acute HIV-1 infection [2], and the appearance of HIV-1-specific CD8+ T... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs may slow the spread of HIV in the body and delay the start... 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 »