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Hiv Virus Affect B Cells

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Lymphoma

... What Is Lymphoma? How Is NHL Diagnosed? What Causes NHL? How Is NHL Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers
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t cell transfusion

I understand that HIV directly affects the helper t cell population. And that t cells are necessary to stimulate B cells, B cells to differentiate into plasma cells, finally secreting antibodies. Of course as time passes, the virus depletes the t...
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
...That is a great question. Unfortunately giving t cells to someone with HIV is like giving them an organ transplant. The t cells would be recognized as foreign and would be destroyed. If you could get Read more »

declining B cells

Hi Dr,Thanks for answering my question. What do B cells do and how does a low count affect health. Is this a sign of HIV progression?Thankyou
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 lymphocytes that make antibodies. A low count or low functional state would affect someone's health. The major immune response Read more »

antibodies and immune suppression

Thank you Dr. for taking the time to answer my question. You are greatly appreciated by me and many others I'm sure. Since you answered my question, I consider your job done, however, If you ever get a chance????Simple psch. says, when the immune...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...patient has never met before, that is because T helper lymphocytes-- which are the primary target of HIV-- play a role in helping B cells do what they're supposed to do. So the answer to your question is No-- B cells go on producing the... Read more »

Circadian effect on CD4 and B cells

If one has blood drawn for a T cell subset at 11:30AM and it shows 950 CD4 cells and a CD4 percentage of 42 plus B cells of 250, are those numbers very likely to be higher if the blood had been drawn at 4:30PM? Are there many more CD4 cells and B...
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
...early morning (5-7am) and highest in late afternoon. This has not been studied extensively, so it is not clear how much stage of HIV disease, gender, age, ethnicity, HIV treatment and a myriad of other variables might affect this. Read more »
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University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...acute symptoms, there is a latency period of several years before the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) manifests. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has developed numerous strategies for eluding the body's defenses and the... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...get bacterialinfections. Lymphocytes There are two types of lymphocytes: B cells and T cells. B cellsmake antibodies and T cells attack germs. A normal lymphocyte percentage isabout 20-40 percent... 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 »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Find More Health Benefits From Starting HIV Treatment Early

...Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH, measured the quantity and qualities of B cells in blood samples taken from three groups of study volunteers: men who had been infected with HIV for fewer than... Read more »
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...have immunopotentiating properties. It is an in vivo stimulator of natural killer cells, macrophage-mediated cytotoxicity and B cell response. MM-1 is an Antiviral and Immunopotentiating drug which has very low toxicity and a wide safety margin.... Read more »

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