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Which Cells Does Hiv Live In And Destroy

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The Well Project

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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Hi Michael; I'm reading here on this forum (and in the others) many questions from people who are afraid of being HIV+ and cannot decide to go for the test. I'm 28 and people says I have everything from life. I'm good looking, high...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Life is precious and important for each of us whther or not we are infected with HIV, and that is a lesson that we can never be reminded of too often. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope that you are now receiving the best medical... Read more »

Dear doctor I dont know what else to do or what to believe i am living my life in fear destroying my relationships 3

Dear Doctor,Thank you for replying I have been living in fear from traumatizing event in my life. I feel that I would get hiv from everyday doings. Three recent incidents have mad me go crazy. 1) I had a rapid finger prick hiv test last month and it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll be brief, because your fears are unwarranted and irrational.1.Needles and lancets used for HIV testing are never reused, even if the tester is sarcastic!2.Dipping your hand in the toilet bowl as you dispose of a used condom is not an... Read more »

Radiations to destroy HIV in reservoirs?

If radiations would target directly the cells where HIV latently hides is there a possibilty the virus could be destroyed like cancers? A study suggested that with the help of nanotecnology antibodies could be carried with radioactivity in order to...
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
Yes radiation could kill HIV infected cells. The strategy you cite might be possible if it could be designed to not kill other bystander uninfected cells or result in any long term complications associated with radiation.... Read more »

hiv destroyed my 13 year marriage

my husband is hiv posotive and i am negative well the problem is sex i have not had sex with him ever since finding this out and that was 3 years ago i am afraid even though i know how to protect one self i cant seem to get over the fear,he will be...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Your closing statement is very wise and important to remember, that "Love is never enough" as much as we wish it was enough. A very painful reality is that some marriages can not survie HIV (or any other serious illness). If indeed the... Read more »
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23f Terrified my life will be destroyed if tested

Posted by lilgirl, 2 Replies
I am a 23 year old girl who has been recently having some symptoms of HIV. It all started with a bad fever with profuse sweating I had about a month ago. Although the fever only lasted about a week, the sweating (especially at night) has continued.... Read more »

I destroyed what I most love in this world

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a perfect family but now I destroyed it. On my one trip at the beginning of this year, I exposed to HIV. I kept thinking about suicide since I knew I was HIV+.

But recently, I saw my wife's skin also had many red tinny dots, I know she got HIV... Read more »

Help, this is destroying my life

Posted by guasonch, 2 Replies
Hi! First i want to say that ive already post this in spanish forum but i do this again because im really nervous and a new opinion is important for me. Also i want to say that english is not my strong and if i make mistakes sorry for that.
Ok i... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected... Read more »