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How To Boost The Immune System Before Medication

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause
Ask the Experts

BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

IS THERE ANYTHING WHICH CAN HELP TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM -- SPIRULINA,COLOSTRUM,GLUTAMINE-CAN ANY OF THESE HELP? SPECIFICALLY IN RELATION TO THE EYES (CMV DIAGNOSED) IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The best thing you can do to boost your immune system is to take effective combination medication for HIV, and to treat the CMV infection before it damages your vision permanently. Read more »

Clinical Trial to boost immune system

A dear friend of mine is going to be starting a clinical trial to boost his immune system. The trial involves giving him either a therapeutic injection or a placebo. He will remain on his medication during the trial. Do you have further...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are many HIV trials ongoing in the US. I am not familiar with the trial you describe. Read more »

What can weaken the immune system besides HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky,What other illnesses/viruses can cause immune deficiency? Can stress cause immune deficiency?Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. There are many, many different things that can weaken the immune system. Some things that can weaken the immune system include (but are not limited to):1) Viral infections (HIV is perhaps the best Read more »

Immune System Damage

I have a question about immune system damage. I was diagnosed late (CD4 in the 60s and V/L off the charts) and remember talk about immune system damage. I was left with the impression that different parts of the immune system can sustain damage that...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for this excellent question. Unfortunately there remains many things we do not completely understand about the immune system and how it is affected by treatment. There certainly is evidence that not all parts of the immune system come... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

...France-Presse reports (11/4). "The findings are encouraging for the development of vaccines because they tell scientists how the immune system might be manipulated to fend off HIV," the Independent writes (Connor, 11/5). "HIV is slowly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Immune System Benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Animals Infected With the Monkey Form of HIV While Taking These Drugs

...individuals taking PrEP do become infected, they may still experience other health benefits from having taken antiretroviral (ARV) drugs around the time of infection. Researchers studied immune responses among eleven macaques that became... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Boosting the Immune System

... An effective HAART cocktail can almost completely shut down HIV replication. With medication controlling the virus, the immune system can start to rebuild itself. However, with almost no virus in circulation to keep them on their guard, immune... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Therapy Helps Boost Immune System of HIV Patients

...University of California-San Francisco is the first to show that treatment with a growth hormone can reactivate the thymus and immune system in patients with long-term HIV infection. HIV infection wipes out immune cells and causes the collapse... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »

Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 4 Replies
...live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also believe that this product can help many many people. This is what has been written by... Read more »

THE PAIN BEHIND THE STIGMA

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV/AIDS medications. They have been able to improve and reduce the side effects of the drugs. They have been able to boost the immune system when the medications could not. With or without HIV medications, there ARE millions of people around... Read more »