Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from human immunodeficiency virus seropositive (HIV+) individuals who did not exhibit symptoms of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (Walter Reed Stage 1 patients) were tested for accessory cell function for presentation of recall antigens to autologous T lymphocytes and for presentation of HLA alloantigens to T lymphocytes from healthy, HIV- donors. Neither experimental model indicated a defect in accessory cell function at this early stage after HIV infection, although our study does not exclude the possibility of accessory cell dysfunction at a later stage of AIDS development.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine