How Does HIV Affect The Immune System

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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When Read more »

HIV and Lupus

My partner has Lupus and recently diagnosed with HIV as well. How do the two interact? Where can I... Read more »

HIV

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Study Offers Clues for HIV Vaccine Development

...the study, researchers examined how HLA B57 -- a gene carried by many of the individuals with "a natural immunity" to HIV -- "affects an immune-system organ called the thymus, leading to the stronger array of T- cells," Bloomberg Business Week ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Gender Differences in Immune System's Response to HIV

...infection, women tend to have a stronger immune response to HIV than men, but then progress to AIDS more quickly. The different immune system response "then leads to differences in chronic T-cell activation, a known activator of disease... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs ... Read more »
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