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What 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 »

HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment Interruption Uncovers HIV's Attack on the Kidneys

...the 21st century, several clinical trials were held to try to assess the impact of treatment interruption in people with HIV/AIDS. The largest and best-designed of these studies was called SMART. Many analyses of SMART appear in TreatmentUpdate ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Religious Leaders Back Ndungane Attack on South Africa over HIV/AIDS Drug

...antiretroviral drugs to pregnant women and rape victims. Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, speaking at the opening of a new HIV research unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg on Friday, said the government was... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

...serious complications in HIV positive people. Hepatitis related to syphilis seems to have been uncommon in the time before AIDS. However, one recent study has reported relatively high rates of this problem in people co-infected with HIV and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug for Treating HIV May Raise Heart Attack Risk, Manufacturer Warns

... On Monday, GlaxoSmithKline and Health Canada warned that the HIV drug abacavir and products that contain abacavir have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack. The concerns were raised Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...(he's not exactally sure). We are both aware that his previous using caused damage, but I'm really getting concerned that his HIV status is kind of in like a faster process. He was diagnosed this past summer and his numbers are undetectable (from... Read more »

Suriviving AIDS and surviving the attack on NY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm so down now. I living downtown ny and am struggling with HIV and hep c. It smells down here of burning. I'm so distraught though I lost no one but my city. It seems all my struggles never Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I HAVE lost my Life Partner

Posted by MikeAlbl47, 1 Reply
...It has been 6 months since I lost my Paddy to Hiv- and a heart attack, and I STILL miss him JUST as MUCH as when he passed!!! GAWD!!!! I LOVED that man!!! Read more »