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Viruses perturb lymphocyte functions.
 McChesney MB & Oldstone A
  This article did not look at CD4 counts, but rather focused on the ability of CD4+ T-cells and other cells to proliferate when presented with an antigen. The authors reviewed evidence that a multitude of viruses interfere with the ability of CD4+ T-cells to proliferate. "Viruses (among which Hepatitis B virus, Group C adenoviruses, Herpes simplex viruses, Cytomegalovirus, measles, mumps, respiratory syncytial virus, Vesicular stomatitis virus, Inflenza A, Parainfluenza, Rubella, Poliovirus, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and Human T-cell leukemia viruses I and II) with every type of genomic nucleic acid, encompassing divergent replication strategies, are now known to infect lymphocytes... With few exceptions, immunologic dysfunction has been associated with the infections."
  Ann Rev Immunol, Volume 5: 279-30, 19871987