What Type Of Immune Cells Does Hiv Attack

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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...many different methods of immune reconstitution are underinvestigation, there are no FDA-approved immune-based therapies for HIV diseaseavailable. How does HIV Damage the Immune System? HIV Reduces the Number of CD4 Cells HIVattacks the immune system's soldiers -- the CD4 cells. When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, you are lessable to fight off infection and can develop serious, often deadly, infections.These are called...
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immune based therapies (IMMUNE BASED THERAPIES, 2011)

Happy New Year Dr. Bob,Quick question: what are immune based therapies?Many thanks for your wit and wisdom,Crixus
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all the resting CD4 cells to wake up the snoozing virus, so it begins reproducing (replicating), which then would allow ART to attack and knock out the infected cells! This has been tried with interleukin-2 and with valproic acid. Unfortunately... Read more »

universial hiv test

my results are Lymphocytes 2841 CELLS/UL cd4 absolute 987 CELLS/UL CD4 35 �N YOU TELL ME WHAT THESE RESULTS INDICATE PLEASE.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...measures of your CD4 cell level-- both are entirely normal. CD4 cells are an important component of your immune system and are the cells that are attacked by HIV.Having normal CD4 counts is a good thing, but neither indicates, nor rules out... Read more »

HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of this discovery does that mean that HIV can possibly stay dormant (would Antibody test be unreliable diagnostic procedure? Here is the full article:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know (and still don't completely understand) is how HIV manages to evade our body's own immune response. Certainly we know HIVattacks immunecells (CD4) and eventually destroys them. However, there are many other components of the body's immune... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIVMarch 4, 2008 (Bronx, NY) By outfitting immune-system killer cells with a new pair of genes,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,This is extremely interesting and important work. As an immunologist, I have advocated immune-based therapies for HIV treatment and, ultimately, cure since the early days of the epidemic. It's becoming clearer that despite Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...stopped completely. The underlying mechanism of this observation was a complete mystery up to now, however. HIV modifies the cell structure system of the host cells Viruses alter the support structures of affected cells, enabling them to... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...) that can fight different diseases. As HIV disease progresses, the number of CD4 cells drops. The first CD4 cells that HIVattacks are the ones that specifically fight HIV. Some types of CD4 cells can disappear, leaving gaps in the immune... 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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I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
...I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have been useing meth since I was 15 and I am biplor/mood disorder ! I am Read more »

Intersting read?

Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
...husband must take cocktails of strong HIV drugs to control his. She is a so-called "elite suppressor," and studies of her immunecells have begun to offer clues to how her body does it, the team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said.... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...is not that brain cells simply die. Rather, they become sick and lose their ability to communicate with each other. Because the cells are still alive, there is hope that the condition could be stopped or even reversed with proper treatment.... Read more »