Hiv Initially Infects Cells Of The Nervous System
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Stanford University, School of MedicineNot exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general when we see viral loads go down in the blood, the same... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineIt is unusual, but not unheard of. This is a complex issue that depends on your underlying immune system and the type of virus that got transmitted to you. Some viral strains are more aggressive in attacking and killing t cells than others. There... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolDear HM: A spinal tap is part of the staging evaluation for HIV-related lymphoma. It should be done! I have performed a spinal tap on virtually 100% of my patients. The transient discomfort associated with a spinal tap pales compared to missing the... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeDamage to the central nervous system can occur in many forms and may result from HIV itself, other viral infections (for example, CMV or JC virus), various infections due to bacteria/parasites/fungi, cancers, metabolic/electrolyte disorders, drugs,... Read more »
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Posted by tommyga, 4 RepliesNewly diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousOK. So now I'm getting worried. How bad can the symptoms of HIV be in the first 4 weeks following exposure? I still have gastritis (from 6 days post exposure), and today (15 days post exposure) I am developing a sore throat and having severe... Read more »
Posted by catou, 5 RepliesI divorced two years ago after 19 years and decided that it was time to meet someone new last Fall.
I met this wonderful guy and we began dating. He had been tested negative last summer and had had one relationship with a lady for three months since... Read more »
Posted by Scotchula, 4 RepliesHello all...its me again..:-P Just wanted to share some news and concerns..
I just had my follow up visit to my specialist. As some of you may know I was diagnosed the end of this past July. I finaly got my first/basline VL and CD4 test back. ... Read more »
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