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Hiv Attachment Cd4 Moment

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Could 3-4 Days Worth of HIV Meds boost CD4 to over 1,000 and keep above 500 for a year?

Dear, Dr. Young:I wrote to you via a personal e-mail address and you asked me to contact you here, so that it could be shared with everyone. I was diagnosed last Dec after getting mild cold that turned into strep pneumonia-not PCP. In the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...diagnosis. A single episode of community-acquired pneumonia does not comprise an AIDS (AKA CDC class C) diagnosis. Testing CD4 counts during acute illnesses such as this really shouldn't be done, since the values are often very significantly... Read more »

What is best indicator of hiv progression cd4 or cd4 %

My labs are as followsJune 08- CD4 590 VL 309 CD4% 273 months later- CD4 770 VL 2080 cd4% 263... Read more »

CD4 vs CD 8 and CD 3 counts in HIV cases

A work colegue of mine in South Africa has asked me for help. He had a blood test and has the... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

...monoclonal antibody CCR5 blocker, successfully completed a Phase II trial. Ibalizumab (TNX-355) by TaiMed Biologics blocks the CD4 receptor. It is a genetically engineered drug, a "monoclonal antibody." It is being studied as an intravenous... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Binding and Fusion HIV begins to enter a CD4 cell by binding (or attaching) itself to aspecific point, called a CD4 receptor, on the cell's surface. HIV must thenbind to a second co-receptor, either the CCR5 co-receptor or the... Read more »
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Selzentry

...CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a long "o," as in "okay.") HIV latches on to the CD4 receptor on the surface of some human T-cells (hence, CD4+ T-cells), and then it latches on to one of the two... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

TNX - 355 TRIAL

Posted by Survivor
...viral-entry inhibitors. TNX-355, which is administered intravenously, is distinct from other entry inhibitors in that it binds to CD4 receptors, the primary target of HIV infection. Since TNX-355 blocks HIV entry at a step prior to the... Read more »

Newly diagnosed. Need to chat, find support

Posted by Amadoda, 6 Replies
...all the usual reactions. More anxiety/fear, depression etc etc. Started meds (due to High viral load close to 200 000 and low CD4 around 100)and it seems like I almost immediately started to feel better. A lot of fatigue and shortness of breath... Read more »