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Sep 24, 2006

Why cant doctors place white blood cells from people who are HIV negitave and place them into people who are HIV posotive so they can live longer?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Great question. The biggest problem with this kind of approach is that someone else's t cells would be considered foreign tissue by another person and the immune system (although crippled in someone with AIDS) would destroy the cells right after they were delivered. That is why we have to give immunosuppressive therapy to people who receive an organ transplant so they don't reject the foreign organ from another person.



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