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Hiv Destroys What Cell Type

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HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!
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
Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically... Read more »
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University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

...colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could be used against a range of chronic viral diseases. The... Read more »
The Body

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

...cells within the body's own immune system, HIV is able to avoid antiviral treatments that are effective in stopping HIV in other cell types in the body. In-effect, HIV uses the body's own defense system as a hideout. The research team was also... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Pulling the Plug on T-Cells: Fascinating Work on HIV and T-Cell Kinetics Challenges Longtime Dismissal of Ravaged Immune System's Regenerative Potential

...then savagely yanks out the drain's stopper and holds it up demonstrably for an awestruck audience to see. "This ... is what HIV does to your T cells." Water begins rushing out of the tub, the water level noticeably falling, partly, but not all... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune Cells Worn Out From HIV Fight Given New Life to Assault Disease: Study

...revivify "killer" CD8 immune cells, which could some day be used to assist the body's natural infection-fighting power against HIV. CD8 cells normally seek and destroy infected cells, but they become "exhausted" by HIV infection, said study... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the virus entered into some of your T cells. When these HIV-infected T cells make more copies of themselves, they... Read more »

cure!!!

Posted by themushroom, 1 Reply
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition...cells-1.311823 Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!) I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus. However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die by... Read more »

virusmyth????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are they infected and doing well or are they not infected and have nothing to do i dont understand how people can think that hiv does not cause aids thats the mystery to me i dont think that they understand that hiv destroys the very cells that... Read more »