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What Part Of The Cell Makes Up The Viral Envelope In Hiv

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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). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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T-Cell/Viral Load

My sister was diagnosed with HIV in 1992, and has since been diagnosed with AIDS (this has been within the last 2 years, but I am not sure of the exact date) She is on the cocktails and such, and also on three pain medications because of a back...
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
A CD4 count of 18 is extremely low (make sure that is not the CD4%), and puts one at significant risk of developing opportunistic infections. A viral load of 30,000 is in the moderate range. There is no direct correlation between CD4 count and viral... Read more »

CD3+CD4+cells?? part2

Viral load in 1999 was 24000 now its 60000. I have not been on any antiretrovirals just some herbs and antibacterials/antifungals. Question is regarding my previous topic, am i getting better or worse steadily?? I have a declined T4/T8 ratio but an...
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
That difference in viral load is within the variability of the assay. In other words, not a significant change over 6 years. Your CD4 count and percentage are fabulous. The CD8 count usually goes up in response to HIV infection. Thus, most... Read more »

Making Sense of High Viral Load Results

Hi - first, like many people on here, I want to thank you for all the work that you do - this site was recommended by my doctor when I was first diagnosed and it's been a great source of information and comfort. My question is about my viral...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I understand why you are asking the question, but you probably already answered it yourself. Any infectious process or other immune stimulation can cause an increase in the viral load. Why? Because the CD4 cells are supposed to respond to infection.... Read more »

Part 2 to question on stagant CD 4 or slow increase in CD 4 cells over a few years.

Today question: Sir, I have been taking Truvuda and Efavirenz on a regular basis prescript by my doctor since my diagnose in 2009. The first time when I was down with a sereve flu, the hospital tested my CD 4 and it was only 132 in total. They...
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
Again on average, the risk of progression is greater with lower CD4 counts. However, everyone comes to HIV infection differently, and so, it is very difficult to offer individual predictions because of different viruses, underlying immune systems... Read more »
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HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Read this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV... Read more »

Is this HIV and did I get it through making out???

Posted by whatisit, 1 Reply
I'm hoping someone can help me...because I don't know what the heck is/was wrong with me...and doctor's don't know either. Can I trust the tests or do I need to do more testing like viral load, cd4 count etc, ?

Here's my deal...

About a year ago I had... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »