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Function Of Cd4 Cells

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HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!
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
...Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function... Read more »

HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but... Read more »

Immunosuppressive meds and labs

Am newly diagnosed HIV with CD4 183. Viral load 79600. Understand this is AIDS. Have been on... Read more »
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Earlier Initiation of HAART Better Preserves Functional Immune Competence Even in Persons Who Achieve "Normal" CD4+ T-Cell Counts

... Earlier Initiation of HAART Better Preserves Functional Immune Competence Even in Persons Who Achieve "Normal" CD4+ T-Cell Counts (LbOr09) Authored by C. Lange, H. Valdez, K. Medvik, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Shows Treating HIV/AIDS With Interleukin-2 Is Ineffective

...Health Center. "More precisely, while the presence of IL-2 leads to a faster increase of CD4+ immune cells, these cells are less functional than the CD4+ cells that regenerate naturally in patients who do not receive IL-2." The National... Read more »
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More Evidence to Support Initiating Therapy at CD4+ Counts of Less Than 350 Cells

...question of when to start therapy. Previously the CDC's Adult and Adolescent Spectrum of Disease Project evaluated survival as a function of the CD4+ cell count at the time of initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Late initiation of... Read more »
The Body

Under the Radar: July 21

...selenium, n-acetyle cysteine and alpha-lipoic acid -- was linked with longer survival, less immune failure and better mitochondrial function in CD4+ cells. As Medscape reports, Dr. Baum recommended that, "at least in Africa, people in the early... Read more »
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Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »

Newly Infected and Got Numbers---COnfused?

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i finally have all my numbers and granted i have an appointment on friday morning to explain all this to me but wouldn't mind some knowledge beforehand. I dont even know what numbers are important (well i do but i can't tell which ones they are... Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...treat right now if there is a detectable VL to bring the virus down and restore whatever immune function may be left in terms of CD4 cells that may be active against HIV. At my age I do not have a thymus. - Do you have any cases of people in... Read more »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
I need to know if anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin ... Read more »