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How Does Hiv Affect T Cells In 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.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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 »

steroids/immune function

I have recently asked my doctor if would be safe to try anabolic steroids to help me pu on weight.... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob:Thanks for your sterling job you offer to the community. My question is: the HIV virus... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...referred to as CD8 positive). CD8+ cells which recognize a specific antigen (like HIV) differentiate into what are called cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), often referred to as killer T cells (but not to be confused with natural killer cells,... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

...number of white blood cells (WBC); the total number of lymphocytes (T cells, B cells and natural killer cells); the number of T lymphocytes, or total T cells (marked as CD3+ on your lab results); the number of CD4+ cells (marked as CD4+ on... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation antibody-producing B-cell with a long-lived cancerous cell called a myeloma. The fusion created a hybridoma, an immortal cell that could continually reproduce a single antibody specific for a particular antigen. These antibodies could then be... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd Read more »


Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

Stuff from web re. immune system a seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I noticed that several people had been asking for information regarding the idea that an impaired immune system would explain seroconversion after 3 months or longer. Here is one post taken from Dr. Holodniy's site. I have seen several Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...originally 318 when I was diagnosed and it has only gone up to 340 after the same period of meds treatment. Is it normal for T-cells to take that long to recover/increase when my viral load seems to be doing so well/coming down so fast? Anyone... Read more »