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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

Does HIV affect menstrual cycles?

I was wondering if there has been any studies done on the effect of HIV and or HIV drugs on the menstrual cycles. I'm 40 years old and have had many problems with my period, but these last two years, it has gotten extremely worse. My doctor...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Studies have indeed addressed the relationship between HIV and menstrual cycles. For the most part, neither HIV nor the HIV medications affect the menstrual cycle. However, patients who have AIDS and AIDS wasting, may experience menstrual cycle... Read more »

life cycle

doctorif one takes his medicines without fail and have no other habits like smoking drinking alchol drugs abuse and works out weekly 5days and takes good food and rest can he expectto live next 20 years without problem . iam 40 years male old on...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
As physicians are not fortune tellers, this is an important question to which we have no solid answer.Our experience with 3 drug therapy is only 8 years old, and our experience with the best of 3 drug regimens is shorter than that.We are all living... Read more »

Steroid Cycle interaction with my meds

Hi,I am wondering if I can start a eight weeks cycle of anabolic steroid (Winstrol, Nandrolone and Trenbolone) with my meds. I am on Kaletra and Kivexa. I am 27 yo and My CD4 are 790 and my VL is undetectable. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
HIV related studies using nandrolone in the past saw no viral load increases when used at doses of 600 mg/week. We have no data on stanazonol (Winstrol) and Trenbolone. Trenbolone is not approved for human use in the United States. Winstrol can... Read more »
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IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle 5 or Bust!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi!

I am writing to you today to tell you how much I would like to be in California this June and to ride AIDS/LifeCycle 5 as a Positive Pedaler. What is a 'positive pedaler' you might ask? Positive Pedalers are a group of men and women... Read more »

Cycles

Posted by genuinered, 2 Replies
How common is it for HIV to impact a woman's menstrual cycle? Could the medications impact it too? I am officially 11 days late (I have been on time or within a day or two since puberty). I just curious of the experiences of others.

Any help would... Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »