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The Hiv Virus Invades T Lymphocytes With Azt

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Relationship between AIDS and HIV

...function. Although the precise mechanisms leading to the destruction of the immune system have not been fully delineated, abundant epidemiologic, virologic and immunologic data support the conclusion that infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the underlying cause of AIDS. The evidence for HIV's primary role in the pathogenesis of AIDS is reviewed elsewhere (Ho et al., 1987; Fauci, 1988, 1993a; Greene, 1993; Levy, 1993;...
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Low T-Cells, undectable VL

I am concerned about my low T-cells. I have been positive since 1992, started on AZT when my T-cells went down from 995 to 7 in just a month. I have been on all trials, blind studies. To date I am on Isentress, Maraviroc, Trvuada, and Crixivan. I...
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
...that have been tried in patients with your low CD4 count has worked very well in increasing CD4 counts. THere is nothing in you HIV med regimen that should be causing a sustained low CD4 count. You don't indicate whether you are taking other meds... Read more »

Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator

Hi Dr.Ben ...(Lymphocyte T-Cell Immune Modulator )is this medication recommended for people with low CD4 count? talking 24, 136 ...please advise, thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This is not a product approved for use in humans. As such, I would not recommend it's use in persons with HIV.BY Read more »

CD8/CD3 cytotoxic T lymphocytes

The test of my NK profile shows my CD8/CD3 is higher than normal range? What does it mean?
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
...You don't indicate what the actual value is or what your CD4 count/percent and HIV viral load levels are. Read more »

T-Cell Rebound

I tested HIV+ in February 2004 and currently am doing ok without meds (T-cells 553, VL, 27,500). Why is it that some of my friends on meds with VL's that are undetectable still have very low T-cell counts (around 200-250)? Why don't the t-cell...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...delayed CD4 count recovery that takes longer than usual. Others may be on HIV medications that impede CD4 count recovery like AZT (Retrovir) or Videx (when used in combination with Viread). Thanks for posting. Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recreational Drug Use and T Lymphocyte Subpopulations in HIV-Uninfected and HIV-Infected Men

... Noting that the effects of recreational drugs on CD4 and CD8 T cells in humans are not well understood, the authors conducted a longitudinal analysis of men who have sex with men (MSM) to define Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...easily cause disease or death. Some important components of the immune system are: Dendritic cells and macrophages T cells Killer T cells Natural killer cells B cells Neutrophils Dendritic Cells and Macrophages ... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

From AZT to ZDV, a Glossary for People With HIV

...and other sites. It is most prevalent in the Southwestern U.S., but people can have it in any part of the country. HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus): The causative agent of AIDS. Infection with HIV does not mean that a person has AIDS; ... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...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 »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »

Think about it

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Is the AIDS virus harmless? Is AIDS not contagious? Are the AIDS tests worthless? Is AIDS medication killing patients? Find out what the AIDS Read more »