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Summary Of How Hiv Attacks T Cell Steps

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HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but there isn't much out there about CD3 and 8's. Thanks for answering!
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
...does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function effectively. CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of which CD3+CD4+ cells are the CD4 cells we speak about. Read more »

Cytotoxic T cells and cancer in HIV patients

If cytotoxic T cells attack viruses and tumor antigens, why do HIV patients have increased cancers? Read more »

Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Promising HIV Vaccine Strategy Identified in Monkey Studies

...promising way to fend off the virus, intriguing new data suggest. According to a report in this week's journal Nature, "killer" T cells targeted to the Tat protein can effectively contain simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey version... Read more »
The Body

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

...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 lie dormant... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...having naive or memory markers, resting or activated markers and so on. Both the absolute and relative frequency of different cell types in a blood sample can be measured by various elaborations of the basic flow cytometry techniques developed in... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

Practice of Mindfulness Meditation Slows the Progression of HIV, Study Shows

... CD4+ T lymphocytes, or simply CD4 T cells, are the "brains" of the immune system, coordinating its activity when the body comes under attack. They are also the cells Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another issue has come up. A month ago he had a heart attack and has been dealing with continuous chest pains. Well tonight he had a seizure while at a friends house. They... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...came in her. I didnt want to but she said it was ok and go ahead. My symptoms were two nights of night sweats after a panic attack and taking medication, sore lymph nodes but no swelling according to my doctor. After the pcr test I thought I... Read more »