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Hiv And T Cells And B Cells

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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increased risk of cancers-- what's more important CD4 cells or natural killer cells?

I read that, in HIV treatment, CD4 levels are the main way to monitor the condition of the immune system and risks of diseases/Kaposi's Sarcoma. But, I see other comments about natural killer cells and that they help suppress cancers. Is there...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
In HIV-infected individuals CD4 cells are the most important determinant of risk of cancer. When CD4 cells are low, the risk of cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoma) is greatest. When CD4 counts are high, the risk of cancer is... Read more »

high lymphocytes, alanine tran, creatine serum, cell volume, cell hemoglobin

I was diagnosed HIV(+) in 2000. I have been taking videx, sustiva, and emtriva.Over the last 9 months, my blood work revealed the following:High reading: lymphocytes (53), alanine tran (36), creatinine serum (1.5), mean cell volume (98.4), mean...
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
Your total WBC is a bit on the low side, but no cause for alarm, otherwise your blood counts are normal. Your creatinine, which measures kidney function, is high normal and should be watched. Your serum glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides are... Read more »

hemaglowbin, white cells, red cells, blood

I have been getting neuponen, and procrit to build blood cells. Blood cells when to 2.8 and climbing, but hemaglowbin remained at 7.8 and has not changed. Was taken off the neuponen and procrit and told to increase intake of feosol.Hemoglobin the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With a hemoglobin of 7.8, you are certainly anemic. The fact you were also on neupogen would indicate that your white blood cells were also low (neutropenia). The real question here is what's causing your anemia/neutropenia. Once the... Read more »

What about B-cells and NK cells?

Hi dr. Holodniy!My last results showed 400 CD4 with CD4% 20 and CD8-1262 and CD8% 63. But one thing I am interested - HIV is known to kill CD4 cells and the CD8 cells count rises, right?But why the other Lymphocites cells are so low? My B cells...
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 would not be concerned about those percentages of cells.... Read more »
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See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »

T Cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have consistantly tested negative on several tests over the past two years. However, I keep getting symptoms of hiv and my t cells are lurking around the 400 range. I have more test results comminmg back on feb 4th.

Is there anyone else out there... Read more »

White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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