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How Hiv Enters The Cell And Replicates And Prevention

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hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting the cd4 count with a specific drug? what suggestion do u have if any?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
... a supplement combination called K Pax (link )increased CD4 cells in patients. But that was a small study that has not been replicated yet in larger settings, so there is still debate on that.Most people live healthy if they have undetectable... Read more »

resting cells

Dr HolodniyI'm a medical student studying in the UK and i'm hoping you can help me with a couple of... Read more »

CD4 cell lifespan with and without treatment

Dear Dr. I'm just curious about the lifespan of a cd4 cell in a person who is hiv negative and a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Suppression of Human Protein Reduces HIV's Ability to Enter T Cells, Replicate, Study Finds

... Researchers have found that suppressing the human protein ITK in CD4+ T cells reduces HIV's ability to enter the cells and replicate, according to an NIH study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Reuters Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Say Latently Infected Cells May Stoke the Fire of HIV Replication

...Reservoirs of dormant HIV hiding out in the immune systems of infected individuals play a critical role in sustaining active infection, according to a Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...wereless encouraging than those from the earlier CMV trial. No significant changes in CD4 or viral parameters were reported, and the cells appeared to have diminished survival after reinfusion, relative to the survival of cells in the CMV trial.... Read more »
The Body

Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

... It feels like every few months, some research team or another announces the discovery of a new way to potentially eradicate HIV. So press releases such as the one below from Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) Florida must always be taken... Read more »
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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...However, the problem is not free virus, but the fact that the viral RNA has become incorporated into the DNA of CD4 cells and other human cells. As long as those cells are alive, the virus is safe and capable of ... Read more »

cure!!!

Posted by themushroom, 1 Reply
... http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition...cells-1.311823 Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 white blood cells or an increase. I realize... 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 »