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Receptor For Hiv In Susceptible Cells

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question about "occult HIV infection"&"inactive hiv carrier"

helloo Dr: I've read some Dr's replies on this forum,and all they said is"either you have the virus or you don't,if you have the virus you will be tested postive". But recently i read some article about HIV ESN(higly exposed but...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...infected by a somewhat defective virus that cannot grow and produce a full infection. That is when they find bits of viral DNA in the cells. This may be misleading because HIV belongs to a group of viruses called retroviruses that are commonly... Read more »

The Eternal Quest (HERPES AND HIV, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,May I be the first (along with my kitty here draped over my arm while I type) to wish... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...the T-cell recognize and respond to HIV? How many of each of these kinds of cells is present at any particular time? What does the cell do? Is it in a resting or activated state? Is it proliferating or dying? Is it functional -- can it respond to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...It is the DNA genes that allow the virus to replicate. Like all viruses, HIV can replicate only inside cells, commandeering the cell's machinery to reproduce. Only HIV and other retroviruses, however, once inside a cell, use an enzyme called... Read more »
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Researchers Use Chemical From Medicinal Plants to Fight HIV

...they age because a part of their chromosomes known as a telomere becomes progressively shorter with cell division. As a result, the cell changes in many ways, and its disease fighting ability is compromised. But a new UCLA AIDS Institute study... 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 your body Read more »
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REVIVO

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Any of you knows whether the claims in www.natureproducts.net on the efficacy of Revivo against HIV are plausible? I ordered a month's dose out of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the virus entered into some of your T cells. When these HIV-infected T cells make more copies of themselves, they... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...chemokine receptor called CCR5 [17]. Homozygotes for this 32 base pair deletion (CCR5delt32) do not express the receptor at the cell-surface and can only be infected with HIV strains that are able to use other co-receptors, such as CXCR4. Thus,... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »