did you inheritid a AI-disorder from your parents, you think ? The involvement of a retrovirus is not so good news, I think. This HIAP-virus, carries some proteins that are also found in HIV-virus. There are similarities with HIV.
There is also a second virus, HIAP2, that causes -obviously- also AIDS with people. These people are HIV-, but HIAP2 is found to be the causative agent. This virus has the same effect on the CD4 white cell count. At some point, people have too less CD4 cell count and suffer from the same infections and cancers as HIV+ people do.
I have had less lymphocyte count the past year. Maybe I suffer from such an infection ?
What treatment are you on, these days ?
Thank you for this information ! My mother has Sjogren's Syndrome and is currently on the same treatment that I'm on. The treatment addresses pathogens... but I'll have to check on retroviruses.