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What Is The Primary Cell Known To Be Infected By Hiv?

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White Blood Cells during primary HIV infection

I am confused about this whole white blood cell thing. There are doctors who believe that during acute retroviral syndrome/primary HIV infections that white blood cell and lymphs are low, and others say that they would be high, which is true??
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...don't believe there is enough published to say definitively what happens to white cells during the acute retroviral syndroma/primary HIV infection. In general, in viral infections, the white blood cell count typically does go down; this is in... Read more »

Please answer: New findings, "OESTROGEN CREAM TO HELP REDUCE HIV INFECTION IN MEN"

Is this for real? My gf = +. And I would like to f**k her without a condom. What do you think?... Read more »

HIV cell counts

I have been positive since 1991, maybe earlier. My current CD4 count is 594. My CD3 count is 3034,... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...therefore exposed to more of the virus than are cells that fight other pathogens. To test this hypothesis, the researchers examined the cells of four HIV-positive individuals undergoing structured treatment interruption of their antiretroviral... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Dendritic Cells in Drag: Inauspicious Debut for HIV Specific CTLs; New Concerns about IL-12; Neutralizing Approaches for "Bad" Cytokines; Parke-Davis Targets Cellular Factors

...wereless encouraging than those from the earlier CMV trial. No significant changes in CD4 or viral parameters were reported, and the cells appeared to have diminished survival after reinfusion, relative to the survival of cells in the CMV trial.... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

...binding to HIV (grey and red). The precise site of VRC01-HIV binding (red) is a subset of the area of viral attachment to the primary immune cells HIV infects. Credit: NIAID VRC. Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can... 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 »
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stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...T-cells -- a discovery they say might help in the development of gene therapy against AIDS. T-cells are one the of the body's main defenses against disease. In this study, researchers demonstrated that it is possible to convert embryonic stem... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cash-starved regions of the world, deciding who should get anti-retroviral drugs for HIV is a tough call. Now it seems that one of the main tools for making that decision may be less reliable than it appeared. World Health Organization... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...chemokine receptor called CCR5 [17]. Homozygotes for this 32 base pair deletion (CCR5delt32) do not express the receptor at the cell-surface and can only be infected with HIV strains that are able to use other co-receptors, such as CXCR4. Thus,... Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...sexual ones; however, most infections are attributed to sexual contact. The risk of becoming HIV-infected is increased by three main factors: Number of sexual partners Likelihood of HIV infection in these partners Probability of virus... Read more »