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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 »

How HIV attacks

I know that HIV attacks CD4 and CD8 cells but what other cells does it attack and how? ... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment Interruption Uncovers HIV's Attack on the Kidneys

At the turn of 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 ... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Book Review -- Captain Bio: "HIV Attacks!"

Tim Peters and Co., 1996 20 pages; $1.50 paper At the Fourth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections inWashington, Peter Piot reminded us of the still-volatile and dynamic natureof the HIV pandemic and its impact on young... 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 by a recent Lancet study, GSK said. Patients on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Views on AIDS: More Funding Will Be Needed For New Attack on HIV; the Epidemic Hits Hard in the South

Several news outlets mark the end of the International AIDS Conference with commentaries. The Long, Uphill Battle Against AIDS The international AIDS conference in Washington has already made two points clear. There is no prospect that scientists... Read more »
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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 »

Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
Hello everyone,

I just recently took a 15 day waiting test for HIV--the miami health department made it a nightmare to take the get your results in an hour test. I am unsure of my status but the anxiety is killing me--to top it off i am taking the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

my friend had a heart attack

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
i am in the precarious position of a good friend to two guys who are hiv+ and extremely secretive about their status. one friend just had a heart attack. his partner (my very close friend) has been visiting him in the hospital and i suspect that... Read more »