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How Does The Aids Virus Attach To Human Host Cells

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Cryptosporidiosis

...about a week. See Fact Sheet 554 for more information on diarrhea. However, the symptoms of crypto may continue for a long time if the immune system is damaged. This usually happens with CD4 cell counts below 200. If you have HIV infection, and crypto continues for 4 weeks or more, you have AIDS, according to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control. Diarrhea can interfere with the absorption of nutrients. If it continues for a...
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when we can expect first therupetic vaccine to come in market?

i have been on meds for almost 2 weeks and feel as if its already been decade popping up that poison every day,it makes me feel depressed and sick, recently i read about developements in field of immunotherapy and therupetic vaccines of different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...invader return. T cells also make a range of different substances, called chemokines and cytokines, that have important effects on the cells and tissues around them and play a major role in immune function.Since it's clear what kinds of T cells... Read more »

How does HIV stay even when undetectable

I know that viruses can commit to one of two pathways. Laten and Lytic. In viruses (general) they can inject the DNA or RNA and it becomes part of the Host genome, but if HIV binds to CD4 presenting cells how does it become part of the human genome....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...HIV 'hides' integrated in resting CD4 cells. When these cells reactivate after exposure to their recall antigen, HIV replication commences. These long lived memory cells Read more »

hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens to it when it leaves the host? Does the cell wall collapse, or do the glycoproteins get degraded, or does the capsid "burst", or etc..? Have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is an extremely tiny piece of genetic material that gets integrated into the genetic material of host cells (CD4 cells, for example). Read more »

A few questions about the virus HIV rather than AIDS

I had a few questions about the HIV virus. Wikipedia was helpful I still need more information. At what temprature does HIV die? How long does it take? If there are no host cells in the body would HIV die? I think thats it. Thank you Doctor.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...transmit the infection.Everybody has T cells, which are the primary hosts for HIV. For this reason, everybody is at risk for HIV infection. Read more »
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University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...stopped completely. The underlying mechanism of this observation was a complete mystery up to now, however. HIV modifies the cell structure system of the host cells Viruses alter the support structures of affected cells, enabling them to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...It is the DNA genes that allow the virus to replicate. Like all viruses, HIV can replicate only inside cells, commandeering the cell's machinery to reproduce. Only HIV and other retroviruses, however, once inside a cell, use an enzyme called... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...do not have all of the necessary tools to manufacture their own essential proteins, they must infect and act as parasites on the cells of a more complex living organism in order to reproduce. HIV is an RNA virus that specifically targets human... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Scientists Snip AIDS Virus Out of Human Cells

...enzyme, Cre, which recognizes similar genetic sequences, scientists said. After Tre cut HIV-specific genes out of the host's DNA, the cell flushed out the targeted DNA fragment as waste. "After that it is healthy," said Joachim Hauber of... Read more »
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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in Read more »

Green tea?

Posted by franfrog
... Green Tea Blocks HIV in Test Tubes Too Soon to Know if Green Tea Will Do the Same in People By Miranda Hitti WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Ann Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...online issue of Nature Medicine, "is very interesting and unexpected," said Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, director of the Laboratory for AIDS Virus Research at the Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York City. "It may explain part of the relative... Read more »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV from animals. and animals dont... Read more »