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Low Lymphocytes Weak Immune System

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How the Immune System Fights Disease

Introduction Normal T Cell Response to Infection HIV Interferes With Normal Immune Response Introduction The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemicals. Its mission is to protect us against foreign organisms and substances. The cells in the immune system have the ability to recognize something as either "self" or "invader," and they try to get rid of anything that is an invader. Many different kinds of cells, and hundreds...
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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 godsend. A donation is forthcoming and I hope that it can help in someway. I was sorry to hear that your brother is facing a battle of his own and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Since you are getting tested today and hopefully will have your test result very soon, I won't spend too much time here trying to calm you down, other than to say I do not believe the symptoms you and your girlfriend are experiencing have... 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 the data below. My doctor didn't order CD4 count for me. My question is: 1. do you think my blood differential is normal? 2. For a healthy...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.The only way to diagnose HIV is by HIV-specific tests- either HIV antibody testing (OraQuick, ELISA or Western blot) or by detecting HIV genetic material-- RNA or DNA, by using PCR tests.CD4 counts testing alone does... Read more »

Rebuilding Immune System

Hi. My Dr and I are running out of ideas in getting my CD4 count up. I've had an undetectable VL since 1995, been poz since 1985. I'm not resistant to any drug therapies and my Dr moves them around every couple years (depending on side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I sometimes switch HIV meds around to see if their is a better fit for a particular patient. For patients with low CD4 cells I try to get off AZT and any other drugs which can impact the bone marrow. The size of the remaining thymus, state of immune... 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 »