What Type Of Cells Does Hiv Infect
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Antiviral Activity of Virus-Specific CD8 T Cells Linked to Rate of CD4 T Cell Decline in HIV InfectionThe extent to which virus-specific CD8 T cell responses contribute to control of viral load and prevention of disease progression in HIV infection has long been a subject of conflicting data and controversy. Early tests of the ability of CD8 T cells... Read more »
New Piece of the Inflammation Puzzle Uncovered; Discovery Describes How Immune Cells Die During HIV InfectionTwo separate articles published simultaneously today in Science and Nature magazines further describe our understanding of how and why a large number of CD4 cells die during HIV infection. The results from this research -- conducted by Dr.... Read more »
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThere is a long list of cells that can be infected, but the primary cells are t cells and monocytes.... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolI 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... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe answer is truly unknowable.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineNot alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »
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Posted by new2this2010This is great news.
http://www.dailytech.com/New+Virus+Leads+Drugs+to+HIVInfected+Cells/article22391.htm#cmt706319 Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyThe 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 »
Posted by AnonymousDoes anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
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