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Stages Of Hiv Entering A Cell

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Immune Therapies in Development

...improve overall immune function. Interferon exists in the body in several forms. Hemispherx Biopharma is testing Alferon , a form of interferon, in Phase II and Phase III trials. It is supposed to activate some of the cell's own defenses against viruses. Interleukin-2 (IL-2, Aldesleukin, Proleukin) by Novartis is the best-known cytokine. Large clinical trials failed to show any health benefits for its use by people with HIV....
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A friend of mine is down to non-detectable levels; T-cells are still low. Why?

I am very concerned about my best friend. He tested positive for HIV in November of 2008; he was very sick, with something like 167,000 viral copies and T-cells in the single digits; he was put on Atripla immediately. His doctor just told him...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system was already decimated by the virus and he was so "very sick!" This is a complete failure of our healthcare system and our HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns. Of course I do realize that many cases of late diagnosis like your friend's result from... Read more »

T cell count 36

My husband t cell count is 36, he's been twice two the hospital, since he's legs give up on him very weak every day, he just want's to be in bed, he's taking all kinds of meds for HIV and infections, is he going to get worse,can't people survive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...advanced-stage AIDS. A CD4 cell count of 36 indicates profound immunodeficiency. If indeed he is taking "all kinds of meds for HIV and infections" and is not responding, this would be a very worrisome state of affairs. My best advice is for your... Read more »

Squamous Cell Cancer Diagnosis Today

My partner of 5 years who has been HIV positive for 20 years was diagnosed today with "Squamous Cell Cancer". We are extremely confused right now. The Dr. is check his abdomen, colon, stomach areas because in his stomach he is experiencing pain. ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Sorry to hear about your partner. Squamous cells are the flat cells on the surface of our bodies. They meet the taller columnar cells of the bodies insides at several points: Read more »

T-cell count and aids

My nepheu who is 30 is in the hospital in Coral Springs Fla. He just found out he has aids. His T-cell count is only 16 and virul is 1,000 He was in for PCP very bad but has now recovered. He is on meds and off the oxygen for now. I would like to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...3-6 months (or greater than 95% reduction in the first month) and his CD4 count are expected to increase between 100 and 200 cells in the next year.Because patients with low CD4s largely respond to treatment like their higher CD4 cousins, you can... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...wereless encouraging than those from the earlier CMV trial. No significant changes in CD4 or viral parameters were reported, and the cells appeared to have diminished survival after reinfusion, relative to the survival of cells in the CMV trial.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...therefore exposed to more of the virus than are cells that fight other pathogens. To test this hypothesis, the researchers examined the cells of four HIV-positive individuals undergoing structured treatment interruption of their antiretroviral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Suppression of Human Protein Reduces HIV's Ability to Enter T Cells, Replicate, Study Finds

... Researchers have found that suppressing the human protein ITK in CD4+ T cells reduces HIV's ability to enter the cells and replicate, according to an NIH study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Reuters Read more »
Penn Medicine

Engineered Killer T Cell Recognizes HIV-1's Lethal Molecular Disguises

...The goal of these studies is to establish whether the engineered killer T cells are safe, and to identify a range of doses of the cells that can be safely administered." "We have managed to engineer a receptor that is able to detect HIV's key... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (also known as AIDS). HIV destroys the essential conductor of the immune system CD4+ cells. By destroying CD4+ cells, HIV seriously disables the immune systems ability to fight infection. HIV was... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual. Thanks Read more »

My research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this is what I've found. CD4 modules are infected before contact with a T-lymphocyte which leads to a zero count of immune cells, CD4+. CD8 positive is capable of killing HIV through perforin expression, a potent toxin which eliminates HIV... Read more »