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Immune Response To Hiv Infection

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Ask the Experts

HCV and immune response in HIV infected

Dear Doctor M:In HIV patients, why is HCV PCR testing sometimes necessary to establish HCV if the lymphocyte group that makes antibodies is B cell and HIV attacks T cells? Doesn't the immune dysfunction in HIV occur elsewhere than the location of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
PCR testing for HCV RNA is only necessary to get a "baseline" test of the level of virus in a person's system. It is important to follow this number over time as someone is treated for HCV to see if the virus is responding to therapy.Also the HCV... Read more »

immunology 101

Dear Dr. Mark:Is it the same exact lymphocyte subset that responds to vaccination that also... Read more »

vaccination provoking immune respose versus infection

Are there any differences between mounting an immune response to a vaccination (ie., Hep B series),... Read more »
The Body PRO

The Body Fights Back -- Immune Responses and Reconstitution in HIV Infection

...Recognition of two overlapping CTL epitopes by CTL from a long- term non- progessing HIV-1 infected individual Session 426: Immune responses and reconstitution A symposium was held focusing on HIV specific immunity -- why it successfully... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding Cellular Immune Responses

... The human immune system uses both innate and adaptive immune responses to combat pathogens such as viruses and bacteria (see VAX March 2004 Primer on Understanding the Immune System , Part II Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: The NIH 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Trials in HIV-Infected Children, Youth and Pregnant Women

...of licensed 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine that are higher than doses being tested in other groups can safely elicit protective immune responses in HIV-infected children, youth and pregnant women. Who will participate in these 2009 H1N1 influenza... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How the Immune System Fights Disease

...response coordinated by the T cells is supposed to work. Please keep in mind that we will be explaining only one of the body's immune responses. Any infectious agent ( Figure 1 ) that enters your body will eventually be taken up in your... Read more »
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Newly Infected and Got Numbers---COnfused?

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i finally have all my numbers and granted i have an appointment on friday morning to explain all this to me but wouldn't mind some knowledge beforehand. I dont even know what numbers are important (well i do but i can't tell which ones they are... Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
So i got my numbers today and i have an appt with a specialist on friday but kind of wanted to make sure my numbers were okay because i dont totally understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute... Read more »

Just some interesting news...

Posted by Anonymous
...remained perfectly healthy with no signs of AIDS. The virus stayed in their systems but was kept at very low levels by powerful immune responses. The results greatly impress Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director of the Emory University Vaccine Center. "I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...sustained therapy can result in the persistent suppression of HIV replication with reconstitution of certain virus-specific immune responses.15,16 We believe that treatment provides the best hope for patients with acute HIV infection. Some... Read more »