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Hiv T Cell Macrophage

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How the Immune System Fights Disease

... Introduction Normal T Cell Response to Infection HIV Interferes With Normal Immune Response Introduction The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemicals. Its mission is to protect us against foreign organisms and substances. The
Ask the Experts

viral load

I am HIv+ and I have been on HAART since February. My exams results two months later showed a viral load of 43 from 220.000 after HAART.After 3 months, total of 5 months since HAART my viral load is 68. Is that normal ?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...weeks till the level is undetectable. This is a reflection of the different types of cells that harbor the virus: activated T cells, resting T cells and macrophages (which are all part of the immune system). Virus from these cells is cleared at... Read more »

Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with low CD4 count? talking 24, 136 ...please advise, thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This is not a product approved for use in humans. As such, I would not recommend it's use in persons with HIV.BY Read more »

CD4% and Selenium

Hello Dr. Holodniy, A few months ago I wrote you that me and my HIV+ partner have been daily taking Green Tea and 200g Selenium supplements. He has been at least 8 years in the undetectable virus stadium and his CD4 count has increased over the...
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
...this works in more people. I could never recommend unprotected sex between discordant couples, or for a couple where both are HIV infected for that matter. The risk may be low, but it is not zero. Read more »

Factors that influence seroconversion?

Could certain factors influence seroconversion to take longer than the normal six months window period such as extreme stress/anxiety, cancer/chemotherapy, or becoming infected with another STD or Hepatitis at the same point as becoming infected...
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
...I doubt stress or STD coinfections would be a factor. Anything that makes B cells ( cells that make antibodies), or T cells and macrophages (cells that process foreign antigens) dysfunctional could affect seroconversion. Cancers, chemotherapy,... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...foreign materials to T and B cells, consequently initiating an immune response. The Cells of the Immune System T-Cells -- T lymphocytes are usually divided into two major subsets that are functionally and phenotypically (identifiably)... 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 »
Treatment Action Group

Pulling the Plug on T-Cells: Fascinating Work on HIV and T-Cell Kinetics Challenges Longtime Dismissal of Ravaged Immune System's Regenerative Potential

...yanks out the drain's stopper and holds it up demonstrably for an awestruck audience to see. "This ... is what HIV does to your T cells." Water begins rushing out of the tub, the water level noticeably falling, partly, but not all the way. (Since... 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 »

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 »

Stuff from web re. immune system a seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seroconversion after 3 months or longer. Here is one post taken from Dr. Holodniy's site. I have seen several other similar posts. HIV Antibodies Question: Dr. Holodniy Thank you for your service. I have read that the reason people do... Read more »

searching for vaccine will it help people already?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...constantly, thwarting the body's immune system. Unlike viruses like polio, which targets cells of the nervous system, HIV attacks T-cells, macrophages and other types of white blood cells, the very defenses needed to resist infection. ... Read more »