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Hiv Disguising Itself As An 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 »

HIV/AIDS B-cells

1. What will happen to the person if their B-cells are taken out of the immune system cascade, but... Read more »
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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 »
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

...shirt sleeve, swirls his immersed hand around in the frigid water and looks out to his awestruck proteges. "These are your T-cells." He then savagely yanks out the drain's stopper and holds it up demonstrably for an awestruck audience to see.... 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 »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Exhausted B Cells Hamper Immune Response to HIV

...system cells -- CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells -- that target HIV. These tired cells become less and less able to fight the virus, and the cells' fatigue contributes to the inability of an HIV-infected person's immune system to clear the virus from the... 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 »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...blood-forming stem cells that, in turn, can turn into the helper T-cells. These are the T-cells that are specifically targeted by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study was conducted by a team from the University of California, Los Angeles,... Read more »

Low t-cell

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...T-cells 350 to 300 to 250 to 200 over 3 years! Negative tests! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more »