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Hiv Attacking T Cell

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HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but there isn't much out there about CD3 and 8's. Thanks for answering!
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
...does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function effectively. CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of which CD3+CD4+ cells are the CD4 cells we speak about. Read more »

Cytotoxic T cells and cancer in HIV patients

If cytotoxic T cells attack viruses and tumor antigens, why do HIV patients have increased cancers? Read more »

T cell question

Does Hiv-1 attack ALL of the T-cells(cd4,cd8,cd19,etc...) or only cd-4 cells ? Read more »
The Body

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

...appears worth getting at least a little perked up about. The focus of this new research is a group of immune cells called "memory T cells." It's believed that these cells are harboring "latent" forms of HIV -- HIV that manages to lie dormant... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...mechanism of this observation was a complete mystery up to now, however. HIV modifies the cell structure system of the host cells Viruses alter the support structures of affected cells, enabling them to enter the cells more easily. The cell... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Promising HIV Vaccine Strategy Identified in Monkey Studies

...tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. References: TM Allen et al. Tat-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes select for SIV escape variants during resolution of primary viremia. Nature 407:386-90 (2000). BD Walker... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...researchers have raised the possibility that the thymus compensates for T-cell loss by increasing its production of replacement cells, although this theory remains controversial. Part of the difficulty lays in interpreting TREC levels. Since... Read more »
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Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
...other such thing... HIV'ers call people like myself worry wells and hypocondriacs. Let me introduce HTLV1 and HTLV2 Human t cell lymphoma 1-2 and its other varants. Let me stop the so called experts that write a lot of shit on these posts... Read more »

searching for vaccine will it help people already?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...constantly, thwarting the body's immune system. Unlike viruses like polio, which targets cells of the nervous system, HIV attacks T-cells, macrophages and other types of white blood cells, the very defenses needed to resist infection. ... Read more »

please can any one help

Posted by shy77, 5 Replies
...what they look like flat and raised brown/dark spots some are paler then others, they varey in size. I treid to get info on hiv rash but i am not queit clear on what thehiv rash looks like and why have i sudedenly had a increase of these moles... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...came in her. I didnt want to but she said it was ok and go ahead. My symptoms were two nights of night sweats after a panic attack and taking medication, sore lymph nodes but no swelling according to my doctor. After the pcr test I thought I... Read more »