Jan 8, 2004
Happy New Year, Doctor Holodniy.
1) Does a low B cell count mean that the immune system is unable to make a detectable level of antibodies in response to HIV or other infection? (mine 115 range 110-550)
2) Is the B cell count increased during acute HIV infection due to stimulation of B cells in response to the infection?
3) Or does HIV's specific dynamic of infection preclude this (B cell surface to T cell nucleus)? I think your "terse" replies are often the most clear and unequivocal, which is often what is needed with people asking questions.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
1. No 2. Can be. 3. No.
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