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Immune System And White Blood Cells

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only one way to treat?

Can you let us know what you think of this article? Please dont say you are waiting for further study into this approach and that this has not been approved by the FDA. What do you think of the science involved with this approach in treating HIV and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...findings were not encouraging. According to a government minister, "the pill does not have any effect on the body's immune system, white blood cell count and amount of the virus in the blood". Other studies of the so-called vaccine all carried... Read more »

Is my immune system healthy or not?...confused

Back ground. Diagnosed May 27 2008... CD4 88, CD4 % 15.4 , CD4/CD8 ratio .23 to 1, CD8 ABS VL... Read more »

HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...Latin and means "big eaters") protect different organs, including the intestines, lungs, liver, and brain. These two types of white blood cells are known as scavengers. They engulf (eat) foreign invaders, break them apart, and display pieces of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...of the T helper cell is to augment or potentiate immune responses by the secretion of specialized factors that activate other white blood cells to fight off infection. Another important type of T cell is called the T killer/suppressor subset or... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...millions of immune cells that identify and destroy the microbes that cause disease. These infection-fighting cells are known as white blood cells or leukocytes, and they are the fundamental players in your cellular immune response. Although they... Read more »
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Lymphocytes...someone please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering what exactly lymphocytes were. I got a CBC done and I got a reading on absolute lympocytes. I know there are different kinds of lymphocytes, so if someone can tell me what absolute means and what a good range is for this I would... Read more »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the... Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize that neither result would in any way indicate HIV directly, I just was... Read more »

echinacea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Have any of you heard of echinacea, and herb that boosts your immune system? It is shown to produce more white blood cells, t-cell, interleukins, etc. However, some say that it is contraindicated in HIV/AIDS because it could give the virus more... Read more »