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How Hiv Invades Healthy Immune Cells

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Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

healthy t cells ?

Being infected for exactly 3 years with a t cell count of 920 and 44 % per cent I stll have some... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Develop Technique That Makes Some Immune Cells Resist HIV

Researchers have come up with a technique that makes certain types of immune cells resistant to HIV infection. The researchers believe that this could lead to a new approach to removing HIV from the body. According to James Stivers of Johns Hopkins... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Immune Cells Where HIV Can Lie Dormant, Possible Treatments

Researchers have determined how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune system cells and prevent the cells from self-destructing, according to a study published Thursday online in the journal Retrovirology , the AP/Google.com reports. HIV... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

This is the actin cytoskeleton of human T-lymphocytes (red) in the presence of the stimulus CCL-19. An HIV-1 infection (HIV-1 protein CA in green) leads to the loss of actin reorganization and therefore of cell motility. Source: Hygiene Institute,... Read more »
Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology

First-Ever Video Reveals How HIV Spreads Between Immune Cells

Sacramento, Calif. -- For the first time, scientists at UC Davis and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have captured video footage showing the transfer of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an infected T-cell to an uninfected one through an... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am living with HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine
years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and
had severe side effects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive
problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors... Read more »

Healthy vs. non-healthy.

Posted by nonamegirl, 2 Replies
Just a simple question.

Would a person who was healthy, with a strong immune system produce HIV antibodies sooner than someone who was unhealthy, with a weakened immune system? I know it's different for everyone. But generally speaking.

Just... Read more »

Perpetual med failure yet healthy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 37 y/o male who has lived with HIV for 12 years and AIDS for 9 of them. Last year I got my frst opportunistic infection, cryptosporidium. Othehrwise I have been pretty healthy.

I have taken all kinds of meds from AZT to T-20 to various study... Read more »