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Reproductive Cycle Of Hiv

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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 »

hep c and assisted reproduction

i am hep c positive and my wife has PCOS, we are hoping to try assisted reproduction, but we are worried that no clinics will take us in because of my hep c condition, are there any clinics which permit us to try assisted reproduction...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is very little written on this topic in the literature.There are some clinics where I think you could get help with sperm washing procedures and other modalities. I would contact your local university/academic center to see if there is: 1) any... Read more »

reproductive system

can you tell me wat happens when you have aids...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiA person is given an AIDS diagnosis when the CD4 cells go below 200. What has happened is the virus has done its job and has depleted the immune system. And now the person living with HIV has acquired an immune system that has become deficient.... Read more »

Reproductive Possibilities

Michael, I am a nurse looking for information about the issues surrounding HIV+ women and PLANNED pregnancy. I have done lengthy literature reviews and have found little on this subject. I find that most of the information surrounds women who find...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not at all knowledgeable in the area of HIV and reproductive health and do not know the literature or resources. Perhaps if you resubmitted your question to the Body's medical expert he culd direct you to the right places to get the kind... Read more »
Connect With Others

6/21 (online): Webinar on Reproductive and Sexual Health (U.S. Dept. of Health)

Posted by MylesatTheBody
Reposting this from an email recently sent out to a CDC mailing list. Registration for the event appears to be free. The direct registration/info link is super-long, so if you're interested in learning more, please visit healthypeople.gov (as of... Read more »

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 »

Cycles

Posted by genuinered, 2 Replies
How common is it for HIV to impact a woman's menstrual cycle? Could the medications impact it too? I am officially 11 days late (I have been on time or within a day or two since puberty). I just curious of the experiences of others.

Any help would... Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »