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Hiv Attaching To Cd4

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HIV or Meds causing abnormal CD4 receptors?

Dr. Boyle, Do all HIV positive folk have abnormal CD4 cell receptors? If so, is this caused by HIV infection or is it a side effect of meds? How do these abnormalities manifest themselves...do they cause symptoms or compromise immune...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Your question is a little confusing, but I'll try to give you the answer your looking for. CD4+ T cell deficits are not present in all patients with HIV, and the time to develop signficanty immunocompromise (low CD4+ T cells) Read more »

CD4count HIV and AIDS

I would like to know if at one point I have a low cd4 of about 150(AIDS) I get geno type done... Read more »

Are some people missing a protein required to contract HIV?

Hey Dr. Frascino, thank you for your helpful site. I have a friend who claims that he cannot... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

An HIV Medication Primer

...Hepatitis viruses attach to liver cells, cold viruses attach to cells in the nose, and HIV attaches to any cell that has a CD4 receptor on its surface. This includes CD4 T cells, as well as other immune cells. In order to reproduce, HIV must... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

... What Do the Results Mean? Are There Problems With the Tropism Test? What Is Viral Tropism? When HIV attaches to a CD4 cell it is going to infect, it uses molecules on the cell surface. These are called receptors or chemokine... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...Used in This Fact Sheet: *CD4 receptor: A protein present on the outside of infection- fighting white blood cells. CD4 receptors allow HIV to bind to and enter cells. **Co-receptor: In addition to binding a CD4 receptor,... Read more »
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Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...negative/non reactive/undetectable. In June of this year, one of the physicians I was working with ordered - at my urging - a CD4 test because I thought that would give me the peace of mind I needed. Well it didn't. It came back 414 (37%) in... Read more »

Second Try, Someone Please Help Me, I am so Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am faced with a so-called life threatening disease which is cause by a virus known as HIV. I am scared to death. I am faced with the biggest decision in my life. Whether I take the current toxic AIDS medications Read more »

REVIVO

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment naive). My VL dropped from 20000 to 3000 and CD4 from 393 to 600 in six weeks! My doctor said it could have been a result of the end of the acute phase of infection.... Read more »

HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
...have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »