News tagged with cd4 cells

Scientists gain insight into HIV vaccine failure

A team of researchers from The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania reports new evidence refuting a popular hypothesis about the highly publicized failure in 2007 of the Merck STEP HIV vaccine study that cast ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Treating HIV earlier to decrease the risk of death

Begin treatment as early as possible: this general common sense rule seems to apply to most diseases except HIV-AIDS, which is only treated once a certain number of immune cells called "CD4+" cells have disappeared. The results ...

dateApr 14, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Has HIV become more virulent?

Damage to patients' immune systems is happening sooner now than it did at the beginning of the HIV epidemic, suggesting the virus has become more virulent, according to a new study in the May 1, 2009 issue of Clinical Infectious ...

dateApr 07, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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