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What Molecule Does Cd4 Molecule Bind To

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sugar Molecule Can Protect Against HIV, Study Finds

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pls what is the meaning of CD4?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
CD4 is the molecule on the surface of select immune cells. We define populations of blood cells based upon which molecules are present on their surface. Those lymphocytes that have CD4 on their surface are referred to as "CD4 cells."... Read more »

CD4 count low what multi vitamins do you suggest

Hi RobI was diagnosed with HIV January 2009, my CD4 count is 238. I was told it is not low enough to start treatment and should take care of myself to try and boost it. Im currently taking vit C and vit B complex, is there any other supplement...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Among other things ,a healthier lifestyle would include getting adequate sleep/rest, optimizing your diet/nutrition, not smoking or using recreational drugs, using alcohol only in moderation, decreasing stress and participating in a regular... Read more »

Describe CD4

Could someone please explain what CD4 is exactly in simple terms? Also, what is a normal CD4 in a non-HIV infected individual? 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
CD4 refers to a type of t lymphocyte, responsible for helping contain various infections. The CD4 refers to a receptor (a molecule) on the surface of the cell that we use to identify this type of cell. It also is the receptor that HIV uses to attach... Read more »

what is cd4%

What exactly is the CD4% and how does it correlate with my CD4 count and viral load?I am a 32 year old white male that was diagnosed in April of 2004 and not currently on any medication regimen. Since then my numbers have been stable with the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Overly,Thank you for your post.The "CD4%" refers to the percentage of T-cells (or T lymphocytes) that bear the CD4 molecule. CD4% number generally correlates with the total (or absolute) CD4 count, but in some individuals, the two... Read more »
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Posted by Cruhaven, 5 Replies
Well, after tons of filling out paperwork to various agencies, I have been denied from ADAP, Social Security Insurance, and any form of disability. State will not help without a $3000 copay per month for MA. I am full blown status at 30 for my CD4... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Jackie, what is the mutated CCR5?? Is it a different strain or what?

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I just found out 5 weeks ago I had AIDS. My viral load was
490,000 and CD4 count was 190. My doctor started me on Norvir,
Invarase, and Zerit. After hearing about all the side effects, I
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Green tea?

Posted by franfrog

Green Tea Blocks HIV in Test Tubes

Too Soon to Know if Green Tea Will Do the Same in People

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Ann Edmundson
on Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006 -- An antioxidant in green tea may block HIV, the virus... Read more »