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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 your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood
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CD4 cell lifespan with and without treatment

Dear Dr. I'm just curious about the lifespan of a cd4 cell in a person who is hiv negative and a person who is hiv positive with and without treatment. What's the average # of days these cells can live?; and, is there a difference between an hiv...
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
...This is a hard question to answer. Some CD4 cells only survive a few days and some potentially months to years, as CD4 cells are not uniform in nature and represent a family 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 engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite truly remarkable... Read more »

Blood Cell transfusions

I have a simple question, why can't blood transfusions be administered in treating AIDS patients? If a match were provided wouldn't the increased presence of CD4 cells help their immune system, say if they received such transfusions weekly?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...they did not help much. The new cells are just as vulnerable to inefection as the natural ones made by the body. Also many of the cells that are killed are not actually infected themselves, they are just consumed by all the inflammation around... Read more »

CD4 droping 300 Cells in 30 Days?

I had been on Reytaz and Epzicon starting on March, 2006. CD4 was 199, Virial load was 509,000. In September of 2006 I CD4 went up to 510 and viral down to 129. In Oct I started to get sick, my CD4 droped to 243, viral load went up to 165. After...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Duke,I suspect your CD4 decline is a result of your chemo over the summer. Chemo kills cells, bad ones and some good ones. I have seen this in many cases in which my patients underwent chemotherapy and it is practically Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Cell Therapy aka Therapeutic "Vaccine" Surprise Announcement for World AIDS Day

...cell-associated HIV DNA, the virus' genetic code that hides inside infected cells and instructs them to pump out more virus. The cell therapy preparation was tailor made for each of the 18 individual study participants -- from his or her own... Read more »
The Body

Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

...treatment field appears worth getting at least a little perked up about. The focus of this new research is a group of immune cells called "memory T cells." It's believed that these cells are harboring "latent" forms of HIV -- HIV that manages to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...chanceof working and keeps more treatment options open to you in the future. What Causes Resistance? After infecting a CD4 cell (disease-fighting white blood cell), HIV makes many new copies ofitself that infect other CD4 cells. This... Read more »
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newly hiv poz looking to talk to others

Posted by rick36, 2 Replies
...im looking to talk to other hiv poz people wat can i expect in the months to come Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
...Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex and I am unaware if he... Read more »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...It's Worth Knowing Thought Prayer Today in History Women Children Exchange IRIB TV IRIB Radio Scientists turn stem cells into disease-fighting t-cells WASHINGTON (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have found a way to genetically... Read more »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
...T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or Read more »