Which Cells Does The Aids Virus Attack

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HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!
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
...Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them Read more »

HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

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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... 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 »
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 Body

Key to HIV Eradication May Lie in Memory T Cells, Researchers Say

...the University of Montreal. They believe they've actually been able to pinpoint the specific types of memory T cells in which HIV is hiding -- and, even better, they think they've figured out how those HIV-infected memory T cells stay alive.... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...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). When the immune... Read more »
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Is anyone using Glyconutrients?

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...anyone using Glyconutrients? See: http://www.edensway.net/AIDS.htm Testimony of someone I know: I first tested positive for HIV in September 1988. I stayed relativelyhealthy until 1999. In February 1999, I had bronchitis, March, I had asevere... Read more »


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...in the States to be healthy and live like a person with a chronic disease with the new meds still saying stupid things like hiv is a myth and that stupid s_hit. Read more »

Could this be a possible cure? (farfetched)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would it be possible to rid the body of the HIV infection by hooking up an infected individual to a blood transfusion machine type thing. In one arm, the needle would continuously Read more »

PROMISE of a v a c c i n e

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
... The treatment relies on priming dendritic cells - the cells which activate the immune system to attack invaders. Destroy invaders Dendritic cells display protein fragments... Read more »
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