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Summary Of How Hiv Attacks T Cell

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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 »
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IAS 2007 Study Summaries: An Interview With Daniel J. Skiest, M.D.

Listen (3MB, 7 min.) Welcome. This is Bonnie Goldman, editorial director of the Body PRO. I'm in Sydney, Australia, at IAS 2007, one of the year's major HIV conferences. Right now I'm in the poster session where researchers are standing in... Read more »
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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 »

Sustiva... Johns Hopkins says it attacks our brain cells

I've been taking sustiva since 2004 and after reading the Johns Hopkins study about the killing of brain cells by the sustiva component, it is time to change. I've been spoiled by taking one pill at nite along with cauduet and tenormin and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for bringing this important finding to our readers attention.The <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22984227" target=_new>report from the group at Johns Hopkins University</a> has recently been... Read more »

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
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
Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general when we see viral loads go down in the blood, the same... 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? ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
For the general reader of this forum, a word of explanation is in order. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes are a very important part of the immune system of both HIV+ and HIV- folks. As the query suggests, these cells are involved with helping individuals... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »