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Hiv Destroys What Immune Cell

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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 engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »

Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with... Read more »

Can HIV compromize the immune system without another disease involved?

Are there studies about HIV positive people with severly compromized immune systems with none of... Read more »
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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 »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...stopped completely. The underlying 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... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Well-Armed Immune Cells Help Long-Term Non-Progressors Contain HIV

...by the CD8+ T cells punches holes in the infected cells. Then a second protein, granzyme B, penetrates those holes and causes the cells to die. Previously, the researchers found that HIV-specific CD8+ T cells of progressors, unlike those of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...infection has been successfully dispatched. In test tubes, researchers blocked Tim-3 in CD8 cells taken from HIV patients and found the cells were revitalized. "We observed that blocking the Tim-3 pathway rescued those cells and restored their... 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 »

herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum)??? Does anyone know about this as this is supposed to be the new wonder herbs for the immune system and I would like to take it as soon as possible. JB Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
...understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute lymphocrates is 4000. I also know i have Hiv-1 with rna count of 7000. Can anyone briefly explain these numbers to me before heading into doc on friday.... Read more »

virusmyth????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 are our immune system it needs those cells to replicate and once it does it destroys that cell therefore you... Read more »