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Which Cells Does Hiv Live In And Destroy

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hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting the cd4 count with a specific drug? what suggestion do u have if any?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...so glad you survived PML!Some people are discordant responders to HAART. Their viral load becomes undetectable but their CD4 cells do not increase a lot.The choice of HAART combo may make a difference in those patients. There seems to be a small... Read more »

sickle cell and HIV

Hello,I was just wondering if HIV shows up in the sickle cell test?Thank you! Read more »
Articles
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

...colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could be used against a range of chronic viral diseases. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cell Phones Latest Tool to Beat HIV/AIDS in Africa

... Cell phones should play an increasing role in delivering HIV/AIDS-related health services in Africa, UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe said during a recent trip to Nigeria. The continent's numerous Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

System Uses Cell Phones to Bolster HIV/AIDS Care in Rwanda

... The New York Times on Monday examined a system that uses cell phones to bolster HIV/AIDS care and the system's impact in Rwanda. The system, which was created by Voxiva , allows health workers to send reports Read more »
The Body PRO

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...Douglas SD, Moscicki AB, Holland CA, for The Reach Project Of The Adolescent Medicine Hiv/Aids Research Network. CD8+ CD38+ T cells but not HIV type 1 RNA viral load predict CD4+ T cell loss in a predominantly minority female HIV+ adolescent... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the virus entered into some of your T cells. When these HIV-infected T cells make more copies of themselves, they... Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...However, the problem is not free virus, but the fact that the viral RNA has become incorporated into the DNA of CD4 cells and other human cells. As long as those cells are alive, the virus is safe and capable of ... Read more »

stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
...blood-forming stem cells that, in turn, can turn into the helper T-cells. These are the T-cells that are specifically targeted by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study was conducted by a team from the University of California, Los Angeles,... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »