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Manifestation Of Aids Concentration Of Cd4

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Non CD4 replication

HIV uses CD4 cells to replicate and is blocked by HAART from doing this explaining a VL UD when it's successful. But, is there any replication going on in the non CD4 cells that sequester HIV? like lymphnodes, and other tissues? and if so are these...
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
...Great question. First, there are CD4+ t cells and monocytes and other cells with CD4 receptors that exist in lymph nodes and other organs, and are not just circulating in the blood. HIV can infect some of these other types Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most... Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...damaged your immune system. Once you've been infected with HIV, the virus begins to slowly, but surely, eliminate your body's CD4 cells , which you need in order to fight off other infections and diseases. AIDS is an official term that indicates... Read more »
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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...development of resistance, which causes the HIV medications to be less effective at fighting the virus. This can cause your CD4 cells to go down and/or your viral load to go up. Studies have also shown that HIV-positive women with depression are... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »

REVIVO

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment naive). My VL dropped from 20000 to 3000 and CD4 from 393 to 600 in six weeks! My doctor said it could have been a result of the end of the acute phase of infection.... Read more »

cd4/cd8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cd4 helper 1254 -57% cd8 suppressor 517-23.5% cd4/cd8 ratio 2.43 wbc 10.7 h platelet 425 h mono neg checking for reativation of ebv Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »