Why Does Hiv Attack T Cells

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HIV attacks CD8? CD3?

Does HIV infect cd8 or cd3 white blood cells, or affect them? I know all about HIV on cd4, but there isn't much out there about CD3 and 8's. Thanks for answering!
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
...other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function effectively. CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of which CD3+CD4+ cells are the CD4 cells we speak... Read more »

Cytotoxic T cells and cancer in HIV patients

If cytotoxic T cells attack viruses and tumor antigens, why do HIV patients have increased cancers? Read more »

T cell question

Does Hiv-1 attack ALL of the T-cells(cd4,cd8,cd19,etc...) or only cd-4 cells ? Read more »
The Body

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

...populating T-cells, HIV does not replicate itself as it does in other cell types on the body. Instead, HIV persists in memory T-cells through cell division -- a finding that holds significant implications for possibly stopping the disease. ... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...structure element actin, which also gives muscles their mobility, aids in the motility of immune cells. This is necessary for immune cells to be able to establish contact with each other and combat the virus. After each movement, actin must be... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Promising HIV Vaccine Strategy Identified in Monkey Studies

...promising way to fend off the virus, intriguing new data suggest. According to a report in this week's journal Nature, "killer" T cells targeted to the Tat protein can effectively contain simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey version... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...can be recorded by a detector and counted as one cell. More advanced versions of this technology actually allow the counted cells to be shunted into a separate channel for collection. This is called cell sorting and is an extremely powerful... Read more »
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Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
...other such thing... HIV'ers call people like myself worry wells and hypocondriacs. Let me introduce HTLV1 and HTLV2 Human t cell lymphoma 1-2 and its other varants. Let me stop the so called experts that write a lot of shit on these posts... Read more »

searching for vaccine will it help people already?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...constantly, thwarting the body's immune system. Unlike viruses like polio, which targets cells of the nervous system, HIVattacks T-cells, macrophages and other types of white blood cells, the very defenses needed to resist infection. ... Read more »

please can any one help

Posted by shy77, 5 Replies
...what they look like flat and raised brown/dark spots some are paler then others, they varey in size. I treid to get info on hiv rash but i am not queit clear on what thehiv rash looks like and why have i sudedenly had a increase of these moles... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...came in her. I didnt want to but she said it was ok and go ahead. My symptoms were two nights of night sweats after a panic attack and taking medication, sore lymph nodes but no swelling according to my doctor. After the pcr test I thought I... Read more »
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