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How Does Hiv Affect Your Life

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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 HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

life insurance for HIV-affected

Are there any companies currently selling (even on a rated basis) life insurance policies on... Read more »

life span affected?

I have tested positive for epstein-barr and hepatitis C-I lead a active life free of DISABLING... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe Has Reduced Life Expectancy, Not Affecting Population Growth, Study Says

HIV/AIDS has reduced the life expectancy in Zimbabwe, but the country's overall population growth remains unchanged as births continue to outpace deaths, according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

"[B]efore researchers can develop new drugs" to "stave off the worst that viruses" -- such as HIV -- and "bacteria can produce, ... they must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Speak Up for Sept: How Has Home Care Affected Your Life, Family, Community?

We are united in our belief that the time is past due for AIDS groups, gay groups and the healthcare establishment to focus on making necessary changes so the current system of care can meet the special needs of HIV-positive seniors, and treat them... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preparing for Life and Death: HIV/AIDS Is a Fact of Everyday Life in South Africa

Cotlands began in 1936 as a home for unmarried mothers. Situated in one of Johannesburg's less salubrious southern suburbs, it has evolved into one of the most effective nonprofit organizations caring for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The dormitory... Read more »
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The Life Group LA Presents the POZ Life Weekend Se

Posted by TheLifeGroupLA
The Life Group LA
Presents
POZ Life Weekend Seminar

A Free Weekend Seminar For People Affected by HIV or AIDS, and Their Loved Ones

Reserve You Space Now!

The keys to living with HIV/AIDS are education and emotional support,
which are the focal points of... Read more »

The Life Group LA Presents the POZ Life Weekend Se

Posted by TheLifeGroupLA
The Life Group LA
Presents
POZ Life Weekend Seminar

A Free Weekend Seminar For People Affected by HIV or AIDS, and Their
Loved Ones

Reserve You Space Now!

The keys to living with HIV/AIDS are education and emotional support,
which are the focal points of... Read more »

The Life Group LA Presents the POZ Life Weekend Se

Posted by TheLifeGroupLA
The Life Group LA
Presents
POZ Life Weekend Seminar

A Free Weekend Seminar For People Affected by HIV or AIDS, and Their
Loved Ones

Reserve You Space Now!

The keys to living with HIV/AIDS are education and emotional support,
which are the focal points of... Read more »

HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

Posted by bradford, 5 Replies
HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

It was a day just like any other day; I was at work getting set up and ready to get back to work after having lunch. I looked up from my station and while gazing across the salon, I noticed a radiant woman, beautifully... Read more »