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Hiv And T Cells And B Cells

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B lymphocytes during acute infection

Doctor:HIV goes from B cell surface to T cell nucleus. During acute infection, would B cell counts be lower as the assay could not quantify the cells properly as many would be masked (and not identifiable) by HIV proteins surrounding them?
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
...B cells are quantifiable during acute infection and throughout HIV infection. Read more »

B lymphocytes

Happy New Year, Doctor Holodniy.1) Does a low B cell count mean that the immune system is unable to... Read more »

t cell transfusion

I understand that HIV directly affects the helper t cell population. And that t cells are necessary... Read more »
Articles
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

...groups: (1) long-term nonprogressors , those who maintain healthy or steady levels of CD4+ T cells despite many years of infection, and (2) HIV-infected individuals who... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...(antibody-mediated) immunity refers to protection provided by the secreted products of one type of white blood cell called a B lymphocyte . These products, custom-made proteins known as antibodies , circulate in body fluids, primarily blood... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Vaccine Glossary

...foreign bodies such as viruses and displays the resulting antigen fragments on its surface to attract and activate the CD4+ T cells that respond specifically to that antigen. (See also dendritic cell ; macrophage .) anti-idiotype : an... 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 »

What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...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 »

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 »

REREanyone know 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Sorry for not being clear. i had a 3 month hiv test and hep b test.both were neg i believe the hiv test after hearing all your post's I know its a HIV board i was just wondering Read more »