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What Cell Does Hiv Attack

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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... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are activated to fight an infection, allowing HIV to enter the cells, according to a paper published on... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction, the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV should... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... Read more »
UCLA AIDS Institute

UCLA-Engineered Stem Cells Seek Out and Kill HIV in Living Organisms

Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-principle that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, a team of UCLA researchers has now demonstrated that these cells can actually attack HIV-infected cells in a... 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 »