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What Happens To Monocytes With Hiv

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monocytes, dendritic cells and HIV

I understand immune cells like monocytes and dendritic cells may either get infected or may neutralize/"kill" an HIV virion. What decides which of the two shall transpire?
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
Probably the number of supportive immune cells in the microenvironment and how activated the immune system is at the time. Read more »

Increasing my monocytes

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Non CD4 replication

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...body is less able to fight off infections. The Differential counts five types of white blood cells: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. These are reported as a percentage of the WBC. The percentages are multiplied by... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...develop IRIS. However, a second study reported that they're looking at other markers, such as regulatory and effector T cells, monocytes and macrophages. Results will be forthcoming. Commentary If another infection besides HIV is present... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System of HIV in the blood, and they act as the host that the virus needs in order to replicate. (However, macrophages, B cells, monocytes, and other cells in the body can also be infected by HIV.) The T cell has a nucleus that contains genetic... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...cell thatare measured separately. (See sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 CellTests Monocytes andmacrophages These cells engulf or "eat" and destroy disease-causing organisms (germs).... Read more »
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pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the Section of Immunology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, analyzed neurokinin-1 receptors found on the surfaces of monocytes, immune cells that develop into macrophages. The neurokinin-1 receptors (NK-1R) are docking sites for... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...notice blood in my stool, Dr. orders a CBC which reveals a high white blood count. 11.4 and my Lymphocites were high 3.47 and Monocytes up at 1.1. I know the high counts reveal a Viral infection so now I fear I am late converting and the count is... Read more »

low white blood count PLEASE ANSWER

Posted by Anonymous
...Tested negative after window period but having low white blood count 3.8 and out of range monocytes(1400) out of 7500. Any idea of what I could ask my doctor what the problem is? Can hiv progress to aids without coming up Read more »