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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...if you stop taking your HIV drugs correctly, or if yourHIV becomes resistant to the drugs. Along with your viral load, your CD4 count is a very valuable tool for monitoring your HIVdisease and how well your HIV medicines are working. CD4 Count and HIV Treatment The US government guidelines state: HIV treatment should be started in anyone with a CD4 count less than350 HIV treatment should also be started if you are in one or...
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genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of Read more »

Routine blood work can't show hiv disease?

I understand you get sick of answering this question and that anyone exposed should definitely be tested, which I agree. I understand that hiv can not be diagnosed from routine blood work, let's say a CBC for instance, but there are very few things...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"In your medical opinion, I can have all this blood work done, be considered completely health by doctor, and HIV would never even have an impact on my blood work?" Yep! That's exactly Read more »

Eliminating HIV reservoirs might damage cells?

Dear Dr. Wohl:Once you said in this forum that the researcher (I cant remember his name) who did the study on valproic acid is working at your university.Imagine his theory worked and he could figure something to force the virus to leave the cells...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear John,I agree with your affection for your gray cells. As Woody Allen said, "My brain?! That is my second favorite organ."David Margolis is trying to use valproic acid to inhibit Read more »

My latest blood work

Recently had blood work done, do I need to act on any of this ?The following numbers where considered "out of range" on the printout.Protein total 8.9globulin 4.2White bllod cell count 3.9monocytes 11Hematocrit (hct) 41.0Red blood cell count 4.53cd4...
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
It would be important to know whether any of these values are significantly different from previous labs. For instance, is that what your normal CD4 count and viral load are? Read more »
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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

...in the course of infection as possible, perhaps even during seroconversion." Dr. Shaw would go even further, arguing that his work makes quite a strong case for early-as-possible intervention with combination therapy.* The devil though, as... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...therefore exposed to more of the virus than are cells that fight other pathogens. To test this hypothesis, the researchers examined the cells of four HIV-positive individuals undergoing structured treatment interruption of their antiretroviral... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

...is matched to a transplant patient. The next step is to test this strategy in a more advanced model to determine if it would work in the human body, said co-author Jerome A. Zack, UCLA professor of medicine in the division of hematology and... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...wereless encouraging than those from the earlier CMV trial. No significant changes in CD4 or viral parameters were reported, and the cells appeared to have diminished survival after reinfusion, relative to the survival of cells in the CMV trial.... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...1,600. Read more from our Medications booklet: http://www.thebody.com/content/treat/art12718.html See how the immune system works: http://www.thebody.com/content/art2499.html Read more »

Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
...Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can Read more »

Its Working or what?

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
I am excited. started new herbal medication about 40 days back. Reports before medication stated CD4 555 18% VL 45,000. After taking medication for 35 days latest reports state CD4 962 21.6% and VL 14,790. I am not taking any other form of... Read more »

Can you work full time with hiv/aids forever?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the marriage that I have very large child support payments. These ex-wives of mine do not know I have hiv. Will I be able to work full time when on meds and keep supporting these kids? These ex wives do not have jobs and rely on my support to... Read more »