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The Hiv Virus Invades T Lymphocytes With Azt

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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The patent on zidovudine expired in 2005 and several generic versions have been...
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Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

The virus infecting lymphocytes to cause aids

What is the virus called which infects the T-lymphocytes to cause AIDS?...
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
HIV, human immunodeficiency virus type 1.MH... Read more »

AZT - Meningitis ?

T cells 500 ( was almost 800) viral load undectable. ( Was dectable until med switched in May.He is 38 anglo male was on his death bed in 1996 with only 49 tcells and fungus in his lungs and had chemo. These are my partners numbers.The reason for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Stump, I'm sorry to hear about your partner. He health doesn't sound very good at the moment. I don't think that stopping the AZT is responsible for his deterioration, particularly since his viral load appears to have remained... Read more »

AZT (Retrovir) & Pregnancy How to know if your resistient to AZT

In 1988 I had a child. 3 months later I was informed her father tested positive. So did I. The baby did not. 1990 - 1991 I took AZT (Retrovir) 1 pill 5 x a day. Then stopped taking it. In 1993 I became pregnant again. Started taking AZT again...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV to your infant is directly linked to your viral load; if your viral load is less than 50 copies/ml your risk is less than 1%; the therapy that reduces your viral load to less than 50 can include many different drugs and... Read more »
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Atypical lymphocytes

Posted by JillianB, 3 Replies
Did a differential blood count on my own blood sample today as part of a lab for anatomy and physiology. I have atypical, or reactive lymphocytes... 30 out of 38 are atypical, to be exact. I know that this signifies the prescence of a virus but I'm... Read more »

Acute HIV and lymphocytes, neutrophils and monocytes

Posted by regret2max, 1 Reply

One question which I read a lot of people concerning about.

I know that blood count is not accurate for HiV test, but I read that there's still few relationships that do exist.

Like acute HiV lymphocytes will drop. What about neutrophils and... Read more »

Lymphocytes...someone please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering what exactly lymphocytes were. I got a CBC done and I got a reading on absolute lympocytes. I know there are different kinds of lymphocytes, so if someone can tell me what absolute means and what a good range is for this I would... Read more »

ARS and Lymphocytes ...GMAN??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible for a person experencing ARS to have huge amount of lymphocytes? I have read here at the body that all persons having ARS would have a low lymphocyte count during ars, then it would recover, then slowly decline again.

Reason asking is... Read more »