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Hiv Invading Healthy Cells

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Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

healthy t cells ?

Being infected for exactly 3 years with a t cell count of 920 and 44 % per cent I stll have some... Read more »

Healthy as a Horse: HIV since 1982

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV in 1982. I refused to take medications until 1996. My T-Cell count... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are activated to fight an infection, allowing HIV to enter the cells, according to a paper published on... Read more »
Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Study Examines Best Time for Healthy HIV-Infected People to Begin Antiretrovirals

A major new clinical trial seeks to determine whether HIV-infected asymptomatic individuals have less risk of developing AIDS or other serious illness if they begin taking antiretrovirals sooner rather than later, based on their level of CD4+... Read more »
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i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am living with HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine
years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and
had severe side effects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive
problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors... Read more »

CD4 under 200 but healthy without any illness

Posted by bobbob, 2 Replies
Hi,

I was diagnosed two months ago.My CD4 count dropped below 200 weeks ago. and it was 350 in September last year. I know I was infected in August 2005. I don't have any diseases yet and feel very healthy, no coughs, no fever, nothing.

Shall I start... Read more »

T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »

Perpetual med failure yet healthy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 37 y/o male who has lived with HIV for 12 years and AIDS for 9 of them. Last year I got my frst opportunistic infection, cryptosporidium. Othehrwise I have been pretty healthy.

I have taken all kinds of meds from AZT to T-20 to various study... Read more »