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Acquired Immune Response To Hiv

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Th1 & Th2 - Manipulating immune responses

Hi doctor Bob. Thanks for all your hard work in helping us who are infected/affected by HIV. Just have a quick question. It doesn't belong in this forum but didn't know who to ask and I can't find an active forum it would fit into...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This topic can be very confusing for non-immunologists. Many physicians and even a large number of HIV specialists don't fully grasp the intricacies and complexities of the human immune response. Let me try to give you some basic... Read more »

Acquired Resistance

Dear Dr LittleI understand that the only defensible advice for avoiding the transmission of drug resistance is to practise safe sex, and I am not trying to be provocative here.I was wondering if the transmission of drug resistance is theoretically...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Actually - good question, but we don't know. We in fact don't know a great deal about what determines which virus is transmitted following a sexual exposure. That is, there are cases in which the source partner (the one who is already... Read more »

HIV-specific immune responses

Hi, I keep hearing preserving "HIV-specific immune responses", in the context of early treatment during ARS. I am not clear what that means. Could you please explain it?Thank you very much. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Our immune system has a vast capacity to recognize and therefore, fight many different foreign invaders-- typically, this is what allows us to fight off bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Not all of this potential is... Read more »

HCV and immune response in HIV infected

Dear Doctor M:In HIV patients, why is HCV PCR testing sometimes necessary to establish HCV if the lymphocyte group that makes antibodies is B cell and HIV attacks T cells? Doesn't the immune dysfunction in HIV occur elsewhere than the location...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
PCR testing for HCV RNA is only necessary to get a "baseline" test of the level of virus in a person's system. It is important to follow this number over time as someone is treated for HCV to see if the virus is responding to... Read more »
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Peat therapy: stimulates immune response

Posted by Anonymous
Basically simple physiology explains the mechanism of how it benefits immunosuppressed patients. First, peat retains the temperature of water almost 6x better than water alone. Heat retention is important as the internal body temperature needs to... Read more »

Two responses I thought worthy of re-posting

Posted by Anonymous
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter) the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS? please help..

Posted by Veer2112, 2 Replies
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS?

Posted by Veer2112
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »