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Do Immune System B Cells Protect You From Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause
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Overactive Immune system.. HIV ?

Doc. back in 2003, I had protected sex and received oral sex... after that life is not the same.. I have come down with prostate infection, ear infection, and sick very bad.I am always sick, have sypmtomes all the time.. Such as, Chest Pain upon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent.2.Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to one year are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.You do not have an "overactive immune system," nor do you have CFIDS. Get a second opinion at a medical center or from a certified... Read more »

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is usually marked by a CD4 count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

I am co infected with HIV & HCV... Please explain lab results

I am on combination therapy for hiv and have been udetectable for some time with cd4 at 1400 but recently infected with hpe c. Just had some lab results in and need them explained to me.Total lymphocytes H 4.503, absolute CD3 count H 3.557, Absolute...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Then I would check again for HCV RNA at six months again to be certain that you have cleared this virus for good. Sometimes the immune system can become weaker and the virus can "escape".Remember that you can get HCV again - infection is NOT... Read more »

Many colds before HIV..in years after, not one: hyperactivated immune system?

Before HIV 2 1/2 years ago, I had 3 to 4 colds a year for many years and usually with bronchitis. In the 2 1/2 years since HIV, I have not had even one cold,though I have had HIV like symptoms. My CD4 percent is 40 and total 880, B cells/CD19's are...
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
I am not aware of this being well documented in the medical literature. Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...secretions from CD4+ T cells will kill their tumor or viral-infected targets more effectively. B Cells -- The major function of B lymphocytes is the production of antibodies in response to foreign proteins of bacteria, viruses, and tumor... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...criminal record file on that virus or microorganism. If the virus enters the body again, memory T cells will quickly stir the immune system into action. The most common way to measure memory T cells is by a test called the T lymphocyte... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

... proteins known as antibodies , circulate in body fluids, primarily blood and lymph. B lymphocytes ( B cells ) produce antibodies in response to a specific foreign ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

...transcriptase" that is crucial for viral replication inside T cells, white blood cells that help coordinate activities of the immune system. (The function of reverse transcriptase, which means "writing backwards," will be explained later when we... Read more »
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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 like one big family. My numbers are a little scary to me, so I can... Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual partners in my whole... Read more »