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Are Gorillas Immune To The Aids Virus?

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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...and decrease your body's natural abilityto fight infections. Immune reconstitution or restoration refers to: Improving the body's immune function Repairing the damage done by HIV Right now the main way to control HIV is by taking powerful, and sometimestoxic, HIV drugs. Successful immune reconstitution strategies might allow thebody to fight HIV more effectively onits own. This could result in HIV+ peoplebeing less dependent on...
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Is aids a experiement gone wrong ? (STEAMING HOT MONKEY FUSION SEX)

Do you think it might be possible that aids cotracted from monkeys or apes from a man made experiment of men in africa, being used to have sex, with a druged ape or monkey in attemp to some how prove we came from apes or monkeys.then this man left...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...secret plot to exterminate gays and drug users.The unfortunate consequence of a horned-up safari hunter screwing Magilla the Gorilla.So here's the real scoop. But, be forewarned: this scoop involves some poop! HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)... 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 »

HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of this discovery does that mean that HIV can possibly stay dormant (would Antibody test be unreliable diagnostic procedure? Here is the full article:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that seem not to function effectively against HIV. The research you reference helps us understand this phenomenon a bit better. HIV is evolving (adapting) to escape the human immune responses, such as effective (neutralizing) antibodies and... Read more »

Parvovirus, HIV+ humans and Ferrets

My HIV+ partner and I recently adopted a ferret who has tested positive for ADV. From Ferret ADV website: ADV is a highly contagious Parvovirus a persistent viral infection which causes a huge increase in antibodies found in the blood known as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Robert,I don't have any personal experience with ferret ADV. I do know that ferret zoonoses transmitted by pet ferrets to humans are quite rare. I would suggest you check with PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) at http://www.pawssf.org/. I'll... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...immune system won't be damaged. Unfortunately, very few cases of HIV are identified that early. See Fact Sheet 103 on acute HIV infection. As HIV infection continues, it can damage the immune system. Scientists are exploring several ways to... Read more »
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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...Are Immune Therapies? Most HIV medications attack the virus to slow down its multiplication. Another approach to treating HIV infection is "defense", strengthening the immune response of people who are infected. This fact sheet describes new... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

... What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome 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 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead 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 »

HAVE AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE?????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have read the post "window 1991", if a auto immune disease exists, than the Elisa test could not work at 3 months, is it correct???? Read more »