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What Pathway Helps Hiv Attack The T-cell

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Activates Biochemical Pathway That Leads to Nerve Cell Destruction in Brain, Study Says

HIV can activate a previously unknown biochemical pathway that leads to nerve cell destruction in the brain, a likely cause of neurological symptoms -- including dementia, seizures, depression and loss of memory and motor skills -- that some... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Mapping Pathways" Project Advocates Community-Driven Solutions for HIV Treatment as Prevention Programs

"Despite years of scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention, more than two million people are newly diagnosed with HIV annually, demonstrating how community-driven approaches to prevention are still needed to curb the epidemic, experts... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Pathways to Wellness' AIDS Care Project Funding Renewed at Same Level

The AIDS Care Project in Boston's South End learned on May 2 that its funding from the state Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS will be renewed at last year's level. The application process was very competitive, with 83 proposals seeking... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? 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
Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function... Read more »

scratch and HIV pathway

Quick scenario. I hooked up with another guy of unknown HIV status (casual encounter, outdoors, on the beach this afternoon). No anal or oral sex. Only kissing and mutual masturbation. There was a lot of pre-cum coming from his penis. At some...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no risk of HIV transmission in what you have described. If he has HIV, first HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and is unable to infect. Second, your wound would have to be open and bleeding and his ejaculate would have to go... Read more »

Sustiva... Johns Hopkins says it attacks our brain cells

I've been taking sustiva since 2004 and after reading the Johns Hopkins study about the killing of brain cells by the sustiva component, it is time to change. I've been spoiled by taking one pill at nite along with cauduet and tenormin and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for bringing this important finding to our readers attention.The <a href="" target=_new>report from the group at Johns Hopkins University</a> has recently been... Read more »

Heart Attack Revisted/Need Your Help

Hi Dr. Wohl,I wrote to you back in April with "To Burp Or Not To Burp" regarding what we thought was a stomach issue. I followed-up to let you know after the MI and emergency open-heart surgery that it was in fact a heart issue. Well now...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Semi,I have to confess that I did not even know that stem cells were used for this condition. I will check with some cardiology pals to see what I can find out.At first glance, I agree that if your viral load is less than 50 the risk of... Read more »
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Mugged and attacked, please help

Posted by fortytwo42, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I'm a 23 year old woman from South Africa. Last night I was mugged by a man who attacked me. After the incident I realized my finger cuticle was bleeding. I'm not sure if, during the struggle, I made him bleed. My cut was about 3-4mm... Read more »

Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
Hello everyone,

I just recently took a 15 day waiting test for HIV--the miami health department made it a nightmare to take the get your results in an hour test. I am unsure of my status but the anxiety is killing me--to top it off i am taking the... Read more »

T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »

Do anybody know about CD4 cells count?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

I have a question about my tests - in fear of HIV infection because of a bad incident and symptoms not long after, I went to have my blood tested for HIV as well as other infections - the PCR and antibody test both turned out Negative, but... Read more »