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Hiv Macrophage

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause infection,
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HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV itself infects CD4 lymphocytes as its main target but can also infect other white blood cells (macrophages, monocytes), cells Read more »

Undetectable and suppression

Hi Dr.Thanks for all you do!My questions/comment are:I frequently hear, "We only have HAART data for 10 years, 12 years, etc.. 12Years of HAART data is nothing to scoff at when it comes to statistical analysis/extrapolation. My profession is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Yes, it appears that HIV infected resting cells behave similarly in difference people. The discouraging take home point from the presence of infected Read more »

HIV and Hemochromatosis

Dear Sir,HIV-1 NEF down-regulates the hemochromatosis protein HFE, manipulating iron homeostasis.PNAS 2005:102:11017-22HFE mutation in hemochromatosis changes the interaction between HIV and macrophages!Sincerely YoursFriedrich Flachsbart
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your feedback with those references is appreciated. The clinical implications of that laboratory finding is unclear and needs more study. Read more »

macrophage-activating factor

I hope you reply to my question.. please.Dear docIt is on-line on the web site of The Journal of medical virology and Clinical immunology an abstract of Yamamoto's research where he claims HIV ERADICATION in humans.Abstracts are reviewed by...
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
Not enough data was presented to determine if a "cure" was documented. Changes in viral load and/or CD4 count are not sufficient. Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Highlight Role of Macrophages in HIV Infection

...Researchers have known for years that HIV can infect specialized immune system cells called macrophages, but new research suggests these cells may play a larger role in Read more »
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Cocaine May Increase Risk for Cognitive Problems in HIV

... Improved antiviral medications have rendered less common the severe cognitive losses that were a dreaded complication of HIV infection early in the epidemic. Nevertheless, HIV continues to cause pathology in brain tissues, and some patients... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is There a Cure for AIDS? Forum Lifts a Taboo

...destroyed. Other possible reservoirs are located in the brain, the genital area, the gastrointestinal tract, blood stem cells, and macrophage cells. Back to other news for July 2010 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Avium Complex (my-koe-back-teer-ee-um ay-vee-um com-plecks) disease is among the most common bacterial infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC... Read more »
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Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Posted by Dgrace, 1 Reply
...My brother found out he had HIV in July of 2010, his count was under 200, He did not know he had HIV and only recently had symptoms of the disease. He started Read more »

some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...Does this mean they cured HIV in these patents? Immunotherapy of HIV-infected patients with Gc protein-derived Read more »

My wonderful brother

Posted by Dgrace
...really sick in August. I miss him so much and I am still in shock about his passing. There is so much we do not know about HIV/AIDS and I feel that it is so important that we support people with HIV/AIDS and work to find a cure. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...function and the nervous system. In the current study, the Douglas team investigated two forms of NK-1R in a human monocyte/macrophage cell line. One was a full-length receptor, the other a shortened version with fewer amino acids. When the... Read more »