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What Cells Are Infected By Hiv

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White Blood Cells during primary HIV infection

I am confused about this whole white blood cell thing. There are doctors who believe that during acute retroviral syndrome/primary HIV infections that white blood cell and lymphs are low, and others say that they would be high, which is true??
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I don't believe there is enough published to say definitively what happens to white cells during the acute retroviral syndroma/primary HIV infection. In general, in viral infections, the white blood cell count typically Read more »

how many cell-fee HIV need to infect a vagina

Dear MarkIf HIV is transmitted from man to woman, is it true that only a few cell-free particles... Read more »

Recently diagnosed HIV and T-Cell LGLL

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ and having T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia. My LGLL... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Eliminating Cells That Produce a Distress Signal When Infected With HIV Could Lead to Strategy for New Vaccine Candidate, Researchers Say

...a cell is attacked by a modern virus, the Chronicle reports. The viruses produce tiny proteins that move to the surface of the cell after HIV infection and display a distinctive signal. According to the study, the signals -- called Human... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anti-Convulsant Might Help Eliminate Dormant HIV-Infected Cells, Study Says; Scientists Say Finding Could Lead to HIV Cure

...acid, when used in combination with highly active antiretroviral treatment, has shown promise in reducing the number of dormant cells infected with HIV, a finding that one day could lead to a cure for HIV/AIDS, according to preliminary research... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Pool of Latently Infected, "Resting" Cells Established Early in HIV Infection

...Soon after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) enters a person's body, the virus sets up shop in resting (non-dividing) CD4+ T cells, according to researchers at the National Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

New Findings Explain T-Cell Loss in HIV Infection

...For a number of years, many scientists have believed that HIV depletes its primary target, CD4+ T cells, by blocking new T-cell production. Two independent studies now challenge that point of view, showing that HIV does not block Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the virus entered into some of your T cells. When these HIV-infected T cells make more copies of themselves, they... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...However, the problem is not free virus, but the fact that the viral RNA has become incorporated into the DNA of CD4 cells and other human cells. As long as those cells are alive, the virus is safe and capable of ... Read more »


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CBC Question; Symptoms of AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...frame from contracting HIV then it developing it into AIDS? I have read that a healthy individual has between 500-1500 CD4 cells and that if you are infected with HIV, it usually goes down by about 50-100 each year. Any comments would be... Read more »