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Hiv And Memory Cells

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Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

It feels like every few months, some research team or another announces the discovery of a new way to potentially eradicate HIV. So press releases such as the one below from Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) Florida must always be taken... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Circulating Memory T Follicular Helper Cells Correlate With the Development of Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Responses Against HIV

A study published on September 12th by the journal Immunity ties together two emerging areas of HIV vaccine research. In recent years, scientists have discovered that a small proportion of chronically infected individuals develop antibody... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Kills Brain Cells, Prevents Stem Cell Division, Study Says

HIV kills brain cells and prevents stem cells from dividing and forming new cells, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Stem Cell , Reuters reports. The damage to cells contributes to HIV-associated dementia, which can... Read more »
Ask the Experts

memory cells

dear dr boyle, i here that if we can get the t memory cells to forget to produce more hiv then we would have a cure for hiv. iread this in an article from a magazine from my hiv dr,s office called poz. are they working on this right now and how long...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
No, unfortunately, the virus never gets tired. A lot of research is underway to find ways to stop HIV reproduction, some in the area you mention. Unfortunately, if it does lead to some clinically useful interventions, it will be many, many years... Read more »

What about the "memory" of cells

Dear Dr. Young,Dutch guy here again. I have a question about the "memory" of cd 4 cells and early treatment with medication.Please correct me if I'm wrong. I've learned that during life the cd4 cells "fill" their...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
DG, great to hear from you again.A very nice summary of the debates in HIV medicine-- there is data that the CD4 cells that come "back" so-to-speak, are actually quite healthy. Nevertheless, there is competing data that there is some... Read more »

Hiv Pos & short-term memory loss

I am on Viracept and combivir and am undetectible with t cells 480 i seem to get short term memory loss is that from the meds? what else could happen to me due to the toxic meds? I have been on meds since Feb 99 when i tested pos vl 63,000 and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't think this is due to the meds. Short-term memory loss can be associated with HIV (called HIV encephalopathy or dementia), although it would be unusual in people with well-suppressed HIV. Ask your doctor to check you out.... Read more »

HIV effects on memory

I have been positive for 16 years and am now in excellent health. Undetectable viral load, CD4 cells above 600, % CD4 above 31. My viral load has been non detectable for 4 years, however I have noticed an issue with long and especially short term...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I am not aware of any drug interactions with these supplements, but there also is no good scientific evidence that these supplements have a significant impact on memory. If you are truly concerned, it might be useful to get some neuropsychological... Read more »
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Memory Issues?

Posted by Ninjawife, 5 Replies
I feel bad that I don't post here more often, but life has been so busy since my husband got out of the hospital it seems like the only time I have on the computer is when we are searching for an answer!

Today we decided to take some time together... Read more »

COPING WITH MILD MEMORY LOSS

Posted by just4247, 6 Replies
HI! I'M NEW TO THE BOARD HERE AND JUST GETTING MORE FEEDBACK. I STARTED MEDS FOR THE FIRST TIME A COUPLE YEARS AGO SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED IN 2000. I WAS HAVING MILD MEMORY/CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE IMPROVED SINCE MED. I'M UNDETECTABLE AND... Read more »

HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you --

1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things

2. Have a hard time with math

3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time

4. Have trouble finding the right words to get... Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is memory loss a symptom of early hiv infection (3 months after an exposure)?

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