Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Questions for Christopher Noble & Nicholas Bennett 24 September 2004
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Peter J Flegg,
Consultant physician
Blackpool, UK FY3 8NR

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I agree with Mark Bartlett that more should be done to try and reverse immune deficiency in cases of HIV infection.

However failing to focus on viral suppression as the core element of this strategy would be a recipe for disaster. If viral suppression is absent, immunostimulation to correct lymphopenia merely stimulates uncontrolled viral replication. (I should clarify that by immunostimulation I mean giving effective compounds like IL-2).

Competing interests: None declared