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IIgM defeciency

Hello doc.It has been 3 years since my seroconversion. I decided on early treatment and have t cells about 1600-1800 and no viral load consistently. I'm on Sustiva and Epizacom. My pnuemococcal antibody was low and responded well to reimmunization...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...While we think of HIV infection as an immunodeficiency disease involving T-cells, it also impacts B-cells - the cells that make antibodies. Now, often Read more »

Just diagnosed with IgG deficiency

Hi Doctor. Im hiv negative with a negative partner, but Im looking for some guidance from an expert since Ive just been diagnosed with a condition my doctor called immunoglobulin subclass deficiency. Is this basically the same thing as CVID? Ive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...deficiency is not the same thing as common variable immunodeficiency disease (CVID). Yes, you can still trust your negative HIV-antibody test results from a decade ago! Responding to your specific questions:1.They remain valid.2.You make plenty... Read more »

one LAST question re: PCR needed???? -- PLEASEEE

Hi Dr. First, thank you so much for your answer. I'm not absolutely sure that this will make any impact on your answer, but I just wanted to add that my over all IGG, IGM, IGA and IGE were all that were tested. I don't know all the in depth info...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Interesting theory, but not at all relevant to your situation! You do not have CVID or HIV. However, there is no doubt you do have anxiety! Continue working with your mental health professional as that certainly is relevant Read more »

Please please re: Immunoglobulin M deficiency

Dr. Bob,I have a severe immunoglobulin M deficiency. Will this affect the window period? If so, by how much? Would a viral load test be more accurate?Thank you so much
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "severe immunoglobulin M deficiency." Selective IgM deficiency (with completely normal IgG, IgA, IgE) would be a very rare condition. Perhaps you have Read more »
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Selective IgM deficiency

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...my innate immune system and all of the circumstances it's quite reasonable to be skeptical of a 13 and 17 week negative anti-HIV test being fully definitive or conclusive. Read more »

Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...Here's a short power point presentation www.mcgill.ca/files/microimm/Sun_IHI.ppt One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking their... Read more »

Dr. Bob answered my question, now im confused..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
well here it goes and before i start i wanna thank all of you guys who have been responding to my questions and i wanna tell you guys that you really are great helping others and quite frankly putting up with a lot of bull crap sometimes but you... Read more »

Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...especially if you never had an acute illness that resembled ARS then you can pretty much bank on your 3 month negative anti-HIV test. The thing is if your actually infected and by horrible luck you fall in that 1-3% of people who haven't tested... Read more »