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Low Lymphocytes Weak Immune System

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Hyoeractivated immune system?

Dear Dr, Holodniy:My T cells get stranger and stranger. Three plus years of HIV and past 3 sets of labs every 2-3 months, show CD4 % going from 45 to 50 to 56%. CD4's from 740 to 1,050 to 1,500 in the most recent one (I did have an upper...
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
You don't indicate what your HIV viral load results are or if you are currently receiving HIV treatment.... Read more »

Please Help Frantic Atypical Early HIV Symptoms Weak Immune System

Hello Dr. Frascino,I think the work you and the other doctors here at "thebody" do is a... Read more »

A Question about Low count of Lymphocytes

My concern is that my lymphocytes count is low (CD4 count must be low, I think). I've included... Read more »
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HIV and Your Immune System

Why Learn About HIV and the Immune System? Permitting us to survive and thrive in a sea of potentially infectious microbes, our immune systems are always at work. Laboring, for the most part, in relative silence and obscurity, these systems of... Read more »
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Understanding the Puzzle That Is Our Immune System

Image by Mike Tyka. If ever there was a silver lining to the AIDS pandemic, it might be the scientific contribution HIV has brought to understanding the immune system. Only a few decades ago, not much was understood about our chameleon-like,... Read more »
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French Study Finds Increased Anal Cancer Risk Despite ART

HIV attacks the immune system, causing it to become increasingly weak and dysfunctional. Treatment with combinations of potent anti-HIV drugs (commonly called ART or HAART) greatly reduces production of HIV in the body. As less HIV is produced, the... Read more »
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The Immune System

In a Capsule Your immune system is your body's defence against infections and cancers. The immune system has many components, including the skin, mucous membranes and white blood cells. There are many types of white blood cells. Each type plays... Read more »
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Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

Do you think my immune system is weak?

Posted by Worried12, 4 Replies
Im still battling with this. The conjunctivitis in my eye wont seem to stay gone. It goes away with medicine, but I t has came back a few times. And I have a cold sore. I thought that when you get one it means your immune system is down? And I have... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

Lymphocytes...someone please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering what exactly lymphocytes were. I got a CBC done and I got a reading on absolute lympocytes. I know there are different kinds of lymphocytes, so if someone can tell me what absolute means and what a good range is for this I would... Read more »