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Do B Cells Protect People From Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...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 found mostly in the skin and mucous membranes that...
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Cure (HIV VACCINES)

Dear Dr. Bob:Thanks for your sterling job you offer to the community. My question is: the HIV virus is the most studied virus and its behavior as well as functionality is well-known. Why then no vaccine has yet been developed though billions of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the immune system also play a role). Antibodies are tiny Y-shaped molecules made by a type of immune system cell called a B cell. The job of antibodies is to float around the bloodstream and glom onto pathogens, disabling them and marking them... Read more »

HIV/AIDS B-cells

1. What will happen to the person if their B-cells are taken out of the immune system cascade, but the macrophage remains? In other words they no longer function as programmed?2. what will happen to the person if thier marcrophages are no longer...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy. Read more »

HIV Infection Process

Dr. Bob,Hello. I am not sure if this is the correct forum to present this question, but I've been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process. In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...The CD4 cell is a white blood cell, or a lymphocyte, that belongs to a class of lymphocytes called T cells, which, along with B cells, are central components of the immune system. (The CD4 cell is also called a T4 cell and a T-helper cell.) The... Read more »

Recent infection lab work and vaccines

Dear MarkI am a 33yo man from athens greece i test it positive for Hiv(treatment naive) in last june. My labs is as follow 7/5/2007:VL:6290, cd4:1015 cd4%:35.1%,cd8:967 cd8%:33.5%, B cells 18,9%(525)NK cells 6.6%(182).T4/T8 ratio:1.0In 10/11/2007:VL...
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
...Those numbers look great. It is always difficult to determine when people need treatment given your numbers.There is no problem with getting the pneumovax and influenza vaccines at the same time or 3 Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...as antibodies , circulate in body fluids, primarily blood and lymph. B lymphocytes ( B cells ) produce antibodies in response to a specific foreign invader like HIV or a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...lymphocyte . These products, custom-made proteins known as antibodies , circulate in body fluids, primarily blood and lymph. B lymphocytes ( B cells ) produce antibodies in response to a specific foreign invader like HIV or a vaccine. Several... Read more »
The Body

The Alphabet Soup of Immune Control: ADCC Antibodies, (Memory) B-Cells, Elite Controllers and Exposed Sero-Negatives -- Will They Amount to Z?

...known as antigenic determinant, is the part of an antigen that is recognized by the immune system, specifically by antibodies, B cells, or T cells. IFNg (Interferon-gamma, IFN╬│) is a dimerized soluble cytokine that is the only member of the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Vaccine Glossary

...microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses) or toxins. Antibodies, known generally as immunoglobulins, are made and secreted by B lymphocytes in response to stimulation by antigens. Each specific antibody binds only to the specific antigen that... Read more »
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Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
...The experts only answered one of my questions which was the very first one I posted. It may have been because I sounded like a person going out of my mind!! Thanks Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...lives 1, 8, 9. What Is Spirulina? Spirulina, (rhymes with 'ballerina'), is a traditional food of some Mexican and African peoples. It is a planktonic blue-green algae found in warm water alkaline volcanic lakes. Wild Spirulina sustains huge... Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...few times or so by some method. Is this a risk that you should take? I'm just wondering if there are any documented cases of people contracting HIV while using a condom? Read more »

My sister is hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...relief to her. She know's she has to be strong for her daughter. But i am so worried , can her daughter still convert to being hiv+. If any one can help, please respond. Read more »