The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Does The Hiv Enter Macrophages

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...properly, it fights off infection and keeps you healthy. But when it malfunctions, germs that enter the body can more easily cause disease or death. Some important components of the immune system are: Dendritic cells and macrophages T cells Killer T cells Natural killer cells B cells Neutrophils Dendritic Cells and Macrophages Dendritic cells and macrophages are the immune system's first line of defense....
Ask the Experts

HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV itself infects CD4 lymphocytes as its main target but can also infect other white blood cells (macrophages, monocytes), cells in the brain and kidney. By infecting CD4 lymphocytes and causing a decrease in their number, HIV can cause Read more »

macrophage-activating factor

I hope you reply to my question.. please.Dear docIt is on-line on the web site of The Journal of medical virology and Clinical immunology an abstract of Yamamoto's research where he claims HIV ERADICATION in humans.Abstracts are reviewed by...
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
Not enough data was presented to determine if a "cure" was documented. Changes in viral load and/or CD4 count are not sufficient. Read more »

CD4% and Selenium

Hello Dr. Holodniy, A few months ago I wrote you that me and my HIV+ partner have been daily taking Green Tea and 200g Selenium supplements. He has been at least 8 years in the undetectable virus stadium and his CD4 count has increased over the...
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
...this works in more people. I could never recommend unprotected sex between discordant couples, or for a couple where both are HIV infected for that matter. The risk may be low, but it is not zero. Read more »

Brain neurons

I read where even if the virus were eradicated from the blood & lymph nodes, it would remain in the brain neurons.Would this allow for reemmergence if drugs were stopped ?Is it replicating in the brain or is it latent ?
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
...come by. We do know that infectious virus and viral load can be measured in the spinal fluid. We also know that T cells and macrophages (cells known to be HIV infected) or occur in the brain. We know that when viral load levels decline in the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Highlight Role of Macrophages in HIV Infection

...Researchers have known for years that HIV can infect specialized immune system cells called macrophages, but new research suggests these cells may play a larger role in HIV infection than previously believed. In the current online Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is There a Cure for AIDS? Forum Lifts a Taboo

...destroyed. Other possible reservoirs are located in the brain, the genital area, the gastrointestinal tract, blood stem cells, and macrophage cells. Back to other news for July 2010 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Cocaine May Increase Risk for Cognitive Problems in HIV

...Kansas Medical Center showed that cocaine accelerates viral replication. The researchers exposed two laboratory cultures of macrophages, a key white blood cell type, to HIV (A and B); they also exposed one of the cultures (B) to cocaine (1 ┬ÁM).... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...destroyed by stomach juices or cannot be dissolved in body fluids. It is particularly difficult for drugs to get into cells called macrophages, where MAC bacteria are found. In order to have high enough levels of the drug at the site of... Read more »
Connect With Others

Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Posted by Dgrace, 1 Reply
...My brother found out he had HIV in July of 2010, his count was under 200, He did not know he had HIV and only recently had symptoms of the disease. He started Read more »

My wonderful brother

Posted by Dgrace
...the symptoms of it because it is hard to diagnose and the anti-virals are the suspected cause of it) and was diagnosed with HIV in July of 2010. He really didn't even have a chance to cope with the diagnoses of HIV before he became really sick... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...function and the nervous system. In the current study, the Douglas team investigated two forms of NK-1R in a human monocyte/macrophage cell line. One was a full-length receptor, the other a shortened version with fewer amino acids. When the... Read more »

Stuff from web re. immune system a seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seroconversion after 3 months or longer. Here is one post taken from Dr. Holodniy's site. I have seen several other similar posts. HIV Antibodies Question: Dr. Holodniy Thank you for your service. I have read that the reason people do... Read more »