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why does care of a person with aids includes monitoring of t lymphocyte counts

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Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection risk: The primary reason to monitor t cell numbers is to assess risk of infection and HIV (disease) activity/severity.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Much too complicated: This is much too complicated a subject for a 400 character answer. T cells regulate other t cells and b cells. For a start check out this site: http: ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Much too complicated: This is much too complicated a subject for a 400 character answer. T cells regulate other t cells and b cells. For a start check out this site: http: ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Gross subdivisions: There are many subtypes of each one. Generally, b-lymphocytes produce antibodies and t-lymphocytes kill cells directly.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Hearing Aids: There are many different types of hearing aids. Are you concerned about interference with the monitor's frequency. That is highly unlikely, but if you ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Infection: a CBC is not specific for HIV; You need a viral load HIV/PCR qualitiative and quantitative with a confirmatory Western blot test. Having said that, y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
A full mosquito life: That mosquito's life will not be affected. But mosquitoes don't transmit hiv, if that's what you're getting at.
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If medically needed.
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV/AIDS: A receptive sex position makes you more vulnerable for infection (hopefully you wear condoms). Insertive may still acquire but at lower rates. If th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: There are excellent therapies for HIV that can delay or retard the HIV virus. Aids is the ultimate clinical syndrome as a result of hiv. Infection can ... Read More

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