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Infected Cd4 T-lymphocytes Killed

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CD4 getting killed

Hello Dr Holodniy,how many cd4 (t-lymphocytes) cells are killed the first day of infection? aprox...??thank you very much!
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
I don't think we know the answer to that question. Read more »

CD4 percentage

I am having a difficult time understanding what is meant by the % that is so often referred to. My... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...immature thymocytes, in addition to red blood cells and platelets. Thymus -- The function of the thymus is to produce mature T cells. Immature thymocytes, also known as prothymocytes, leave the bone marrow and migrate into the thymus. Through... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...of day, fatigue, and stress can affect the test results. It's best to have blood drawn at the same time of day for each CD4 cell test, and to use the same laboratory. Infections can have a large impact on CD4 cell counts. When your body fights... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...different kinds of white blood cells, including dendritic cells, granulocytic cells (neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils), mast cells, megakaryocytes, mononuclear cells (monocytes and macrophages). The ones most affected by HIV are the ... Read more »
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Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...Viral proteins vpr, tat and nef have been implicated (though vpr may also inhibit apoptosis), as has the binding of gp120 to the CD4 receptors of uninfected cells. HIV protease may play a role in apoptosis of infected cells, perhaps by increasing... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...cells/uL 3 AIDS less than 200 cells/uL Your disease classification -- asymptomatic, ARC, or AIDS -- is based on the lowest t-cell test you ever had. For example, if you once tested at 180 ... but then got a big boost from a new protease... Read more »

After ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So what happens after ARS? Aren't there other symptoms ongoing? I have read about lymph nodes being swollen, but what about other problems? Is there nothing? Or is there typically some sort of ongoing issue? Read more »