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Does Hiv Destroy B Cells

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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 »

concerning hiv/lymphoma b cell may 22nd

Doctor Holodniy could you post this for the person that wrote hiv/lymphoma b cell.I was diagnosised... Read more »

lymphoma/hiv b cell

My brother is 36 years old and diagnosed with hiv in september 2000 and lymphoma in november 2000.... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Exhausted B Cells Hamper Immune Response to HIV

...Institutes of Health, have shown that a similar type of exhaustion strikes another important brigade of immune system soldiers: the B cells that make virus-fighting proteins called antibodies. In most HIV-infected individuals not receiving... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

B Cells May Help Maintain HIV Infection

...response. Now, scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report for the first time that B cells -- the antibody-producing cells of the immune system -- help ferry HIV throughout the blood and can likely... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Researchers Identify HIV-Induced Changes in B Cells

...HIV's most insidious properties is its ability to influence virtually every part of the human immune system. Antibody-producing B cells, for example, begin to malfunction early after people become infected with HIV, for reasons that have been... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...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 different... Read more »
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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 »

NEW HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

Posted by MICA_INC
...have immunopotentiating properties. It is an in vivo stimulator of natural killer cells, macrophage-mediated cytotoxicity and B cell response. MM-1 is an Antiviral and Immunopotentiating drug which has very low toxicity and a wide safety margin.... Read more »

Asians: let's clear this up.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sensitive tests, or just haven't updated their info, I'm not sure. This doesn't mean that Asians seroconvert more slowly!!!!! B cells are B cells, no matter what color you are. Read more »

NEW HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

Posted by MICA_INC, 2 Replies
...have immunopotentiating properties. It is an in vivo stimulator of natural killer cells, macrophage-mediated cytotoxicity and B cell response. MM-1 is an Antiviral and Immunopotentiating drug which has very low toxicity and a wide safety margin.... Read more »