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Aids And Innate Immune System

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses (Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath, called a capsid . The genetic material in the core is RNA (ribonucleic acid), which contains the information that the virus needs in order to replicate (make more copies of itself) and perform other functions. You can think of RNA as the set of rules the virus follows in order to...
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Innate Immunity for HIV?? (DELTA 32 MUTATION, 2011)

Hi Doctor. (Love your Humor)I was wondering if someone can be immune from getting HIV/AIDS. I was diagnosed back in Jan 2010 with a cd4 Count of84 also diagnosed with Hiv Encehalopothy with extensive gliosis in my brain. I have been with my negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Hawaii Guy,There is a genetic mutation termed Delta 32 that does confer immunity to the most common type of HIV (CCR5). See below. Alternatively it's also possible your partner is just incredibly lucky, in which case I'd suggest you... Read more »

Chiropractic can help improve immune system (CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND HIV, 2010)

I'm sorry to see you blinded by science Dr.BobMy meds were not working and as soon as I went to chiropractic treatment my CD-4 improved from 250 to 350 in 1 month-placebo effect I think NOT.Maybe you are not looking at the right science results...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Blinded by science"??? That comment speaks volumes! Please note, scientific fact is enlightening, not sight limiting. Your anecdotal personal story does not change scientific reality. Cd4 counts can bounce around for any of a number of... Read more »

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is usually marked by a CD4 count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum.... Read more »

What percentage of immune system differentiates between HIV and AIDS

I have heard that if the immune system is 20% or lower, then a person with HIV is considered to have AIDS. Is this true?...
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
The definition of AIDS in someone diagnosed with HIV infection is a CD4 count < 200 or < 14%.... Read more »
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Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 2 Replies
Hi,

I do not have hiv or aids but a good friend of mine passed away a few years ago from it. I

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... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have heard that if you test say 8 yrs after an exposure and ur neg the hiv test would not pick up the infection bcause your body has been infected to long that you stop producing antibodies is this true and also wooould swollen nodes not show up... Read more »

The immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immune system may be able to come back more powerfully than anyone thought after a break in treatment with AIDS drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

They said in patients who had decided to interrupt their complex HIV drug... Read more »