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lymphoma/hiv b cell

My brother is 36 years old and diagnosed with hiv in september 2000 and lymphoma in november 2000. His chemo is chop.CD4 50000 what are his life expectancy at this point. He is experiencing wasting, vomitting no hiv meds have been started at this...
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
...information. Prognosis depends on the extent of lymphoma and the tissue type. Depending on how much he is willing to tolerate, starting HIV treatment could be very beneficial for his immune system in fighting the cancer as well as controlling the... Read more »

HIV/AIDS B-cells

1. What will happen to the person if their B-cells are taken out of the immune system cascade, but... 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 »
Articles
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 »
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 »
The Body

The Alphabet Soup of Immune Control: ADCC Antibodies, (Memory) B-Cells, Elite Controllers and Exposed Sero-Negatives -- Will They Amount to Z?

...known as antigenic determinant, is the part of an antigen that is recognized by the immune system, specifically by antibodies, B cells, or T cells. IFNg (Interferon-gamma, IFN╬│) is a dimerized soluble cytokine that is the only member of the... Read more »
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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 »

Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...and ferritin. Most of the chemistry eludes me, I confess. Has anyone experience with this? Ferritin is also a predictor of B cell production, a marker for leukemia; and, certain liver disorders. I am certain that Dr. Edelman, my liver... Read more »

Help-I need to know who to complain to!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My lab company recently changed their HIV-RNA blood work to include B-Cells, which is not covered by my insurance. After many calls and hours of conversations it comes down to either side not taking 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 »