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How Does Hiv Affect Your T-cell

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HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but there isn't much out there about CD3 and 8's. Thanks for answering!
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
...does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function effectively. CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of which CD3+CD4+ cells are the CD4 cells we speak about. Read more »

t cell transfusion

I understand that HIV directly affects the helper t cell population. And that t cells are necessary... Read more »

Th1 & Th2 - Manipulating immune responses

Hi doctor Bob. Thanks for all your hard work in helping us who are infected/affected by HIV. Just... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recreational Drug Use and T Lymphocyte Subpopulations in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Men

... Noting that the effects of recreational drugs on CD4 and CD8 T cells in humans are not well understood, the authors conducted a longitudinal analysis of men who have sex with men (MSM) to define Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

New Findings Explain T-Cell Loss in HIV Infection

...For a number of years, many scientists have believed that HIV depletes its primary target, CD4+ T cells, by blocking new T-cell production. Two independent studies now challenge that point of view, showing that HIV does not block Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...figuring out what all of these proteins do will take a great deal of additional research with new techniques and assays. Lymphocyte Traffic Na├»ve, Effector, and Memory Cells T-cells, like all blood cells, start life in the bone marrow as... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...different kinds of white blood cells, including dendritic cells, granulocytic cells (neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils), mast cells, megakaryocytes, mononuclear cells (monocytes and macrophages). The ones most affected by HIV are the ... Read more »
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AIDS vs HIV -

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 »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the 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 »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »