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What Wbc Is Invaded By The AIDS Virus?

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Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

Employer invades my privacy

I have recently taken a short term disability leave from work due to a worsening of my AIDS-related... Read more »

WBC COUNT I HAVE TO KNOW

WILL YOUR WBC EVER GO UP HIGH MINE 13.59 AND IT SENT UP A RED FLAG TO ME SAYING HEY THIS IS COULD... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Find Way to "Disarm" AIDS Virus

US and European researchers report they have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system, possibly opening a new avenue for developing an AIDS vaccine. The scientists, led by Adriano Boasso of Imperial College London, found that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Relapse in Patients Thought Virus-Free Spurs Researchers to Push More for Cure

Reuters : Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on "Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV-positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

"An effective vaccine against the AIDS virus may have moved one step closer to reality, researchers said Thursday," the Los Angeles Times reports. "Federal researchers have identified a pair of naturally occurring antibodies that are able to kill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Exploring New Strategies to Fight Viruses, Including HIV, New York Times Reports

Some researchers are exploring new strategies to fight viruses, including HIV, that aim to "wipe them out by luring them to their destruction," the New York Times reports. According to the Times , viruses such as HIV invade a cell by latching... Read more »
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Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »

VL vs. WBC

Posted by NicoleRose, 1 Reply
When comparing HIV to other conditions, I am curious how VL differs from WBC. I came across a deceased family member's paperwork. He had HIV, but we believe he ultimately died from cancer. There were many slips from clinics listing off numbers... Read more »

WBC & stress???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know I am stressing myself out but I had a CBC done and my white blood count was low normal. Could stress cause it to be low? Any other factors? I have tested negative with Home Access way past window period but am nervous that they may have... Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a Complete Blood Count done for a regular physical exam. The results freaked me out, I have a low White Blood Count of 3.8 out of the lab norm of 4.5-11.0. My Neutrophils percentage was 39.3% with the lab norm of 50-70%. My lymphocyte... Read more »