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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