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What Does Hiv Need To Survive

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Does HIV need CD4 to survive

I would like to know if there are cases where someone who is HIV+ but not detectable having an extremely low but stable +/-300 cd4 count as a defense against HIV not being able to replicate itself. (What I mean is that HIV needs T-cells to survive....
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
There may be a couple reasons for undetectable viral loads and CD4 counts in the 300s. First, a person was infected with a slowly or defective replicating viral strain. Second, they could have a very good CD8 (cytotoxic t cell) response against the... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv... Read more »

Difference between HIV 1 and 2; HIV survival in a syringe

Could you explain what the principal differences are between HIV 1 and HIV 2? Secondly, could you... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Data Show Wisconsin Has Highest HIV/AIDS Survival Rate in Nation, Group Says

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Chief Operating Officer Mike Gifford said that Wisconsin has the highest survival rate for people with the HIV/AIDS nationwide, WPR News reports. Gifford said that CDC data indicate that Wisconsin and Minnesota... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the CP/Google.com reports ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Service Challenges Grow Along With HIV, AIDS Cases

As survival rates for HIV/AIDS patients climb and more Iowans test positive for the virus, new service challenges are emerging for health care workers and patients. The number of Iowans living with HIV/AIDS has risen 16 percent in the last two... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Step 4 - Finding Quality Health Care

Even if you don't yet need treatment, it's essential that you find a medical professional who is experienced in treating HIV-positive women. Regular checkups with an HIV health care provider are extremely important, even when you don't feel sick. ... Read more »
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Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
Hello there,

My pants were contaminated by somebody's blood the day before yesterday. Later, I put that pants into the laundry machine with some other clothes . I washed them in normal washing cycle (cold water cycle with normal detergent), and dried... Read more »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

Surviving hiv 11 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. My name is Care...I am a 30/f hiv positive 11 years. I was diagnosed 3 days before my 19th birthday in 1988.
I have spent the past year building a "homepage" with my personal story that has recently won its first web award ~~ A 1999 Golden... Read more »

"Built to Survive" Supporters

Posted by Anonymous
I need to find a doctor or clinic that subscribes to the treatment of HIV patients based on the book "Built to Survive". I'm a bodybuilder and a man who has been diagnosed with HIV. I know the importance of body mass to help with survival when an... Read more »