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CD8 cell counts were not related to the status HTLV infection, regardless of the patient's clinical status.
17,18) He cites one of his own studies to note that up to half of peripheral CD8 cells remain on active patrol during untreated HIV infection (versus fewer than 10% in people without HIV) and that antiretroviral therapy does not completely halt this systemic hopscotch, at least not in the first years of therapy.
That's the indirect measure--it's not the CD4 cell that's directly impacting viral load, it's the CD8 cell.
Three research groups now challenge that dogma with evidence showing that under certain conditions, CD8 cells can make the CD4 protein and consequently become infected by the AIDS virus.
Even the live attenuated vaccines which looked the most hopeful, and are halted in development because of safety concerns, may not be protective when one considers recent reports of people with HIV getting super-infected with a second strain and individuals getting infected despite a good specific CD8 cell mediated T cell immune response against the very strain they eventually got infected with.
Serial analysis of blood samples from the treated animals showed an average 63% increase in CD4 counts and an 88% increase in CD8 cell counts in response to the drug.
The potential of Product R to mitigate the toxicity of other drugs appears to be an added benefit to the drug's apparent basic therapeutic properties in AIDS patients that may include the enhancement of CD4 and CD8 cell counts and reduced HIV viral loads.
In this study, the researchers hypothesized that the CD8 cells of patients with chronic HIV might have reached the end of their replicative lifespan due to persistent viral stimulation and increased rounds of CD8 cell division.
CD8 cells are "killer cells" that attack the cancer, Maloney explained.
That prompted us to look instead at ways to augment the CD8 cells and thus protect against MS," Dr Arnason says.
When we depleted their CD8 cells, the infected monkeys developed disease closely mirroring that of human patients.