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Life Cycle Of Hiv Virus

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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

life cycle

doctorif one takes his medicines without fail and have no other habits like smoking drinking alchol drugs abuse and works out weekly 5days and takes good food and rest can he expectto live next 20 years without problem . iam 40 years male old on...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
As physicians are not fortune tellers, this is an important question to which we have no solid answer.Our experience with 3 drug therapy is only 8 years old, and our experience with the best of 3 drug regimens is shorter than that.We are all living... Read more »

Life of HIV virus?

Dear Robert,I know my question might sound a little stupid to you. But I really hope that you can give me some information to help calm me down.My underwear was somehow contaminated by somebody's blood the day before yesterday. Later, I put it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Perhaps the real question here shouldn't be whether HIV can survive a trip through the Maytag, but rather how did your tighty whities get "contaminated by somebody's blood?!?"Oh well, I'm not here to pose questions, but... Read more »

RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are irrational and that's why you "feel so unbelievably stupid asking this . . . ." These types of fears are more common than you might anticipate. (See below.) My advice to you is exactly the same as my advice to others... Read more »
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AIDS/LifeCycle 5 or Bust!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi!

I am writing to you today to tell you how much I would like to be in California this June and to ride AIDS/LifeCycle 5 as a Positive Pedaler. What is a 'positive pedaler' you might ask? Positive Pedalers are a group of men and women... Read more »

AIDS LifeCycle (and then some)

Posted by ynot
Yoga Teacher assists in relieving the suffering of others

My Life
As the holiday season ends and the new year begins, we begin to contemplate our New Year's Resolutions. We reflect on Xmas Past, Xmas Present, and Xmas Future. We may even contemplate... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle & Me

Posted by shadow1
Hi all;
For those that have seen me post off and on over the years you all know the story. For those that are new I have ben + since 1989 and have ben healthy because of my regime and the time I am able to get out on my bike and excersize. After many... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle & Me

Posted by shadow1, 2 Replies
Hi all;
For those that have seen me post off and on over the years you all know the story. For those that are new I have ben + since 1989 and have ben healthy because of my regime and the time I am able to get out on my bike and excersize. After many... Read more »