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How Is Your Body Affected When Hiv Attacks The Helper T Cells

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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of CD4 cells. T-4 cells , also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack against infections. T-8 cells (CD8+) are "suppressor" cells that end the immune response. CD8 cells can also be "killer" cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these...
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curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...happened? Well, for many years scientists have understood that after HIV gets into someone's body, it starts infecting lots of T helper cells. These cells are also sometimes called CD4+ T cells. T helper cells are the cells that recognize that... Read more »

Panic Attacks from Body Changes

Hi, my name is Athena and Bartleby - BBS Moderator, recommended you. I had posted on the Bulletin Boards under Living with HIV the Subject was called I need some help - Here is my story by Atheena.I have extreme case of Lipodystrophy - Buffalo...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...I helped to create the Body Positive Wellness Clinic in Houston, which is now operated by Legacy Clinic. You can apply there to get exercise training three Read more »

Need your help to help (Thanks)

Afternoon Dr First and like always, thanks for all your help and support. Since I have been diagnosed HIV+ (more than 2 years ago) I started helping HIV people in my community as much as I can (listening them, supporting them, guide them to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sometimes called T-cells. There are two main types of CD4 cells. T-4 cells, also called CD4+, are "helper" cells. They lead the attack against infections. T-8 cells (CD8+) are "suppressor" cells that end the immune response. CD8 cells can also be... Read more »

Cure for HIV and Aids (CURE)

Hi Dr Bob,I bet that you are an angel sent from heaven to help people answer questions concerning this plague.I am negative myself (I think, but all my "acts" were protected, so I hope i am safe)Anywasy, I like to hear your opinion towards the cure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...what happened?For many years scientists have understood that after HIV gets into someone's body, it starts infecting lots of T-helper cells. They are sometimes called CD4+ T cells. T-helper cells are the cells that recognize that the body has... Read more »
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University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...affected immune cells can no longer fulfill their function. "We speculate that the negative effect of Nef on the mobility of T-helper cells has far reaching consequences for the efficient formation of antibodies by B-lymphocytes in the patient.... Read more »
Search for a Cure

Maintain Your T-Cell Count, and Get More T-Cells

...and kills infected cells. However, it does not do its job well without assistance from a T-helper cell. The assistance that T-helper cells give can only happen if the T-helper cells recognize the specific germ in the body. As your immune... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

...Virus (HIV) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects and attacks T-cells, also known as CD4+ cells or T-helper cells, which turn the immune system on to fight disease. Once inside these cells, HIV uses the energy and... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke. Increased glucose and insulin levels greatly increase the chance ofdeveloping diabetes, a disease... Read more »
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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...times (after thinking things were ok) and never heard anything negative from Red Cross. So my questions are: 1. If HIV was involved, is it possible that my body had such an unusual ARS reaction that I haven't been able to produce antibodies... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another issue has come up. A month ago he had a heart attack and has been dealing with continuous chest pains. Well tonight he had a seizure while at a friends house. They... Read more »

HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »