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Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeYour question is a little confusing, but I'll try to give you the answer your looking for. CD4+ T cell deficits are not present in all patients with HIV, and the time to develop signficanty immunocompromise (low CD4+ T cells) may vary widely... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineCoreceptors are molecules on the surface of a cell, in addition to CD4, that HIV requires to lock onto a cell in order to gain entry and infect the cell.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineAlternatively, another reason for infection via mucosal membranes is the large number of dendritic cells which process HIV and take it to the lymphnodes were rapid infection insues.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineGreat questions. HIV has a very specific genetic sequence (and therefore structure) of its envelop protein that binds to the CD4 receptor in a tight lock-and-key way. The relationship between your lipids and HIV viral load is not directly related to... Read more »
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Posted by mobieorly123, 1 ReplyFor a long time on an off I've had lymphnode issues when I get sick, trouble getting rid of colds and other such thing...
HIV'ers call people like myself worry wells and hypocondriacs.
Let me introduce HTLV1 and HTLV2
Human t cell lymphoma 1-2 and its... Read more »
Posted by CLT, 4 RepliesI will keep my story pretty short. March 20th 2006 I found out I was positive. My CD4 was 336 and my viral load was 55,000.
August 14th I take some more labs and had not been able to go back to the doctor until today October 30th. I found out my CD4... Read more »
Posted by redbull, 1 ReplyDo your #'s necessarily dictate how long you have had HIV? When I was diagnosed in 5/09 my cd4 was 94 and my VL was 400K. After being on atripla for 2 1/2 months my cd4 has jumped from 94-210 and my VL has dropped to only 500! My dr told me... Read more »
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