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What Immune Cells Are Affected By Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). When
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new drugs that block the ccr5 receptor?

Hi Dr. Bob, You are the most amazing expert on this site -not only sexy but by far- the most compassionate. i wish i could see you in person to squeeze you tightly and thank you. now, on to my question darling. My dearest doctor Bob -do you think...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...uninfected cells by blocking the predominant route of entry, the CCR5 co-receptor, a protein on the surface of immune cells affected by HIV. Among patients who have previously received HIV medications, approximately 50 percent to 60 percent have... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...elsewhere in the system. To provide an analogy, using our current scientific tools and techniques to genetically fix a problem involving the immune system is a bit like using only a sledgehammer to tune up your Maserati's engine. No doubt we are... Read more »

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a virus factory. During this process, one virus enters the cell, the virus then reproduces, and... Read more »

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how does the hiv-infection affect the immune system
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV infects and causes the destruction of CD4 cells- an very important cell in the immune system itself. Over time, CD4 cells decline to the point where the immune system is not able to fight off certain infections Read more »
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University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...stopped completely. The underlying mechanism of this observation was a complete mystery up to now, however. HIV modifies the cell structure system of the host cells Viruses alter the support structures of affected cells, enabling them to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells that kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4... Read more »
Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology

First-Ever Video Reveals How HIV Spreads Between Immune Cells

...working to identify the exact process involved in the movement of viral particles, which they believe involves the scaffolding of the cell -- or its cytoskeleton. New super-resolution microscopy at CBST will make that possible. They will also be... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Finds Genetic Influence on Pace of HIV/AIDS Progression

...individuals. They found that individuals who had specific combinations of two genes -- CCR5 , which helps facilitate HIV entry into the cell, and CCL3L1 , an immune response gene -- were much more likely to have reduced immune responses and a... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Langerhans cells from 13 human donors, may explain why. When HIV comes in contact with genital mucosa, its ultimate target -- the cells it seeks to hijack and destroy -- are immune system T-cells. But T-cells are relatively far away (in lymph... Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
...passage of HIV from the dead cell and to confine its passage through space and time upon a slower progress. For to modify the cell means cellular malfunction, to treat the cell with drugs means cellular malfunction and other problems, but to... Read more »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
...infections are usually handled by the HUMORAL (antibody-mediated) immune system. CD4 cells have more to do with the CELLULAR immune system, which is important in fighting certain fungal infections (candidiasis,... Read more »