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Summary Of How Hiv Attacks T Cell Steps

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This Month in HIV: Summary of "Top 10 HIV Stories of the Past Year"

The Story: HIV is one of the most rapidly evolving fields in medicine, but even so, the clip at which new HIV medications have been approved lately is stunning. And we're not just talking about new meds in existing drug classes; we're also talking... Read more »

HIV Eradication Moves One Small Step Closer as Stem Cell Transplant Findings Titillate

Myles Helfand By now, every soul in HIV care likely knows about the "Berlin patient." Similarly, we know that the extraordinary results of that case are extremely challenging to successfully replicate. But what if the stem cell transplant that... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Top 10 HIV Medical Stories of 2006 Summary

--> What It Was: One of the largest HIV treatment studies of all time. More than 5,000 people with HIV from around the world were split into two groups: One group started HIV treatment and continued without any interruption for the duration of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!...
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
Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »

Summary of Treatment Option Pro's/Con's

Doc recommends starting treatment because the load is 100K+ even though the CD count is OK. I want to research treatment options/drug side effects/ pro's con's of treatment options myself but cannot seem to locate an organized source....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
A good starting point would be the <a href="" target=_new>DHHS</a> consensus statement on HIV treatment. This document is organized, extensively footnoted, and is updated... Read more »

ls this the first step for a cure of HIV ???

Hi Dr Keith, l love your work and you give us hivs so much hope, can you please read this story and let us know what you think ??? it looks like the 40 year old man has been cured, should we be clebrating ???thank you so much for your time...Given...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That report is very interesting as a single case. The follow-up time is still short so more time and informmation is needed to comment with more confidence. It is too early to tell if there is wider applicability to the techniques used and whether... Read more »
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Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
Hello everyone,

I just recently took a 15 day waiting test for HIV--the miami health department made it a nightmare to take the get your results in an hour test. I am unsure of my status but the anxiety is killing me--to top it off i am taking the... Read more »

panic attacks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Panic Attacks. I just woke up in a panic attack in the middle of
the night. My partner is out of town on business and I really
didn't know what to do...So, here I am on the board to make sense
... Read more »

cure or eradication reserviour sleeping cells

Posted by sanitex, 1 Reply
h! everyone
first of foremost i'd like to thank the founder and the moderators of this forum for their wonderfull time they use to make this site come true.
anyway my question looks stupid but i keep on asking cause my hope... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »