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Hiv Memory T-cells

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...off infection and keeps you healthy. But when it malfunctions, germs that enter the body can more easily cause disease or death. Some important components of the immune system are: Dendritic cells and macrophages T cells Killer T cells Natural killer cells B cells Neutrophils Dendritic Cells and Macrophages Dendritic cells and macrophages are the immune system's first line of defense. Dendritic cells are...
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conflicting or misunderstanding?

hello DR BOB!:I have some confusion about the HIV.I read you said:"It may take up to ten years after primary infection for HIV/AIDS symptoms to become manifest; however, that doesn't mean HIV has been lying "dormant" all that time. HIV remains very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the types of cells HIV can infect are memory T-cells (CD4 cells). A very small percentage (one in a million) of these memory T cells become "dormant" sleeper cells. They can remain "asleep" for decades. The dormant cells that are infected with... Read more »

HIV Cure Progrress

Doc, I don't want to create hype, but this is definently worth a look at.http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/high-hopes-of-hiv-cure-by-injection-treatment-may-only-take-month/story-e6frf7kx-1225999861346
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stimulating the immune system with interleukin-7 (IL-7), a bioactive agent that may be able to deplete latent HIV from memory CD4 T-cells. Eramune 02 will test a therapeutic vaccine plus intensified ART. The goal is to strengthen the immune... Read more »

Th1 & Th2 - Manipulating immune responses

Hi doctor Bob. Thanks for all your hard work in helping us who are infected/affected by HIV. Just have a quick question. It doesn't belong in this forum but didn't know who to ask and I can't find an active forum it would fit into Thought you'd...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquired immune response cellular and humoral. The cellular component includes the T-cells. There are different families of T cells that perform different and very specific functions. These various T-cells can be identified by "markers" on the... Read more »

VL and CD 4 increasing?

Hi, I did get my HIV for about 18 months ago, I am not on treatment. My first tests 5 months ago the VL was 52.000 HIV-1 RNA copies/ml and CD 4 was 860, CD8 1230 and CD3 was 2090, with a remark from the lab: approximately 6% of the T-lymfocytter are...
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
...recently vaccinated). This is a good example where a viral load test should be repeated. In regards to the remark, there are t lymphocytes that stain positive for both CD4 and CD8 markers. They are a type of memory t cell active in viral... Read more »
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The Body

Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

...appears worth getting at least a little perked up about. The focus of this new research is a group of immune cells called "memory T cells." It's believed that these cells are harboring "latent" forms of HIV -- HIV that manages to lie dormant... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Second Time Around: T-cell Memory and HIV

...volumes of instructions needed for making the body. But each cell only pulls off the shelves those volumes needed to carry out that cell's specific functions. When a na├»ve T-cell begins copying itself in response to an infection, genes that make... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Vaccine Glossary

... H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X-Z A ADCC (antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity) : an immune response in which an infected target cell that is coated with antibody is destroyed... Read more »
Body Positive

Immune Control

...immune system cells can produce; these chemical messengers allow immune system cells to communicate with each other. cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) -- immune system cells responsible for destroying infected cells; part of a group of... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Another bit of HOPE?

Posted by optimistic2009, 2 Replies
...immunodeficiency virus from replicating do not rid the body completely of the disease. They found the virus hiding in memory T-cells critical to the immune system, a finding announced Monday and to be published next month in the journal Nature... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »