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Hiv Plasma B Cells

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Please help...Just got my results for T & B Lymphocyte differential.

I have been putting off getting the HIV test until now, despite some rash and itching. Now I just got the results of T & B lymphs. Absolute CD4 helper is 7% CD 4 pos lymph 0.7% CD 8 pos lymph 80.9CD4/CD8 Ratio 0.01This looks lower than anything I...
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
...for developing serious opportunistic infections. It is likely you have been positive for some time given the advanced stage of HIV infection. Unless you have previous HIV tests indicating you are negative it would be difficult to determine length... Read more »

t cell transfusion

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

T+B lymphocyte differential

I do not understand blood work:abs CD19+ lymphs 258abs CD 3 is 795abs CD 4 help 575abs CD 8... Read more »
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The Alphabet Soup of Immune Control: ADCC Antibodies, (Memory) B-Cells, Elite Controllers and Exposed Sero-Negatives -- Will They Amount to Z?

... Vpu is a HIV gene. Vpu stands for "Viral Protein U." Vpu is involved in viral budding, enhancing virion release from the cell by counteracting BST2 (also known as tetherin). It can be found in HIV-1 but not in HIV-2. [Source: Wikipedia.org ].... 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

HIV Vaccine Glossary

...microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses) or toxins. Antibodies, known generally as immunoglobulins, are made and secreted by B lymphocytes in response to stimulation by antigens. Each specific antibody binds only to the specific antigen that... Read more »
Penguin Books USA, Inc.

The Immune System: A Primer

...branches--the cell-mediated arm, led by T-cells, and the humoral arm, led by B-Cells and the antibodiesthey produce. The T- and B-cell branches themselves have offshoots: sub-populations of cells, cell products, and messengers that enable each... Read more »
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Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
...intensity overheating skin with no detectable temp. ever within . Are additional technical tests warranted ?bDNA, R.T. Enzyme, PERT, Plasma resistance...??? One would appreciate sharing from the caring , or even more reasonable ? Read more »

REVIVO

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Any of you knows whether the claims in www.natureproducts.net on the efficacy of Revivo against HIV are plausible? I ordered a month's dose out of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...actually be an HIV-negative young adult manifesting for the first time the effects of a primary immunodeficiency disease involving B-cell and/or T-cell dysfunction. (Immunoglobulin A deficiency--by far the most common immunodeficient... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...infection was confirmed by means of gradual Western blot positivity. His CD4+ lymphocyte count was 399 109 cells/L, and his plasma level of HIV type 1 (HIV-1) RNA was 503,200 copies/mL. Alanine aminotransferase activity was slightly elevated. No... Read more »