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Cd4 Is Found On The Immune System Helper T- Lymphocytes

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...off infection and keeps you healthy. But when it malfunctions, germs that enter the body can more easily cause disease or death. Some important components of the immune system are: Dendritic cells and macrophages T cells Killer T cells Natural killer cells B cells Neutrophils Dendritic Cells and Macrophages Dendritic cells and macrophages are the immune system's first line of defense. Dendritic cells are...
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Questions about my CD 4-CD 8

I received my labs today and I'm not clear about a few things; I am undetectable and have been for some time. I have been Positive for 5 years.Abs CD 4 helper 665ABS CD 8 Suppressor 1310 HIGH═ 3 87.4═ 4 27.7═ 8 54.6CD4/CD8 0.51How do I interpret...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...percent are elevated, which is a normal reaction to having HIV infection. This is a good thing. The CD8 cells are important immune system cell that helps control HIV infection. The CD3% is the total t-lymphocyte percent which includes both CD4... Read more »

Can HIV compromize the immune system without another disease involved?

Are there studies about HIV positive people with severly compromized immune systems with none of the diseases associated with AIDS? I'm interested if the HIV virus itself has been proven to destroy the immune system of an otherwise healthy person?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The HIV virus destroys CD4+ T-cells resulting in a chronically activated and damaged immune system without any other germs necessary for the process. Read more »

Kaposi sarcoma at < 500 CD4 count?

Dr. Henry, I am currently on HAART and my last CD4 count was 450 22%. I was reading about occular issues in HIV positive people (due to the recent onset of "floaters" and came across the following.. Is it true that KS can occur in CD4 counts as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...very common in the general population as well as HIV+ persons. Not generally indicative of AIDS/HIV related pathology when the CD4 coutn >> 200. KS is sometimes seen with higher CD4 counts. Floaters due to KS or other HIV-related complications... Read more »

Injected helper t cells to rebuild immune system?

Sir Bobby,Real quick. What about injected helper t cells in combination with hiv medicines to prevent aids from happening? Or what about inject helper t cells as a shot during treatment iterruptions? What do you stay?Please stay well till your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of an infected T-cell population harboring latent virus, and then re-infuse them into someone. Lymphopheresis (collecting T-cells to grow) is also not an easy process. Other immunologists and I will keep working on immune-based therapies and hope... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...foreign materials to T and B cells, consequently initiating an immune response. The Cells of the Immune System T-Cells -- T lymphocytes are usually divided into two major subsets that are functionally and phenotypically (identifiably)... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

...referred to as CD8 positive). CD8+ cells which recognize a specific antigen (like HIV) differentiate into what are called cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), often referred to as killer T cells (but not to be confused with natural killer cells,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...transcribe their genetic code composed of RNA back into DNA copies within infected cells in order to effectively parasitize the host cells' machinery for creating protein (synthesis), viruses such as HIV are known as retroviruses. In order to... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Immune System Terms

...itself to a single specific chemical sequence in an antigen. T-helper cells: Also known as CD4 cells, T helpers are a type of T lymphocyte involved in protecting against viral, fungal, and protozoal infections. The CD4 cell modulates the immune... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 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 Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
...Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are Read more »

immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are antigens? Are antibodies the same thing as the CD4 type of t-cells? What are CD8 t-cells? What is a macrpophage? Is a retrovirus the same thing as a lentivirus? What is DNA? Who is OJ? Am I asking Read more »