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Are Some People Immune To The Hiv Virus

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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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Immunizations, Viruses, & Inconclusive Test Results

I just went to get an HIV test and during the pretest counseling I was asked if I'd recently had any immunizations or viral infections. I did get a bad cold or the flu about 1 wk ago, and about 1 month ago had the second shot for Hepatitis B...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Several years ago, it was found that the flu shots were causing falsepositive ELISA tests, but negative Confirmatory tests like the Western Blotand the IFA. If an ELISA test is positive, but the confirmatory tests... Read more »

Eliminating the virus from the body (immunity)

Is it true that there are reports of people that have sero-converted, even developed infection symptoms, and still have eliminated the virus from the body?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When a person gets an infection, and then their body successfully eliminates the infection (without medical intervention), the term for this is called "immunity". So far, nobody is known to have a proven... Read more »

immune response to different viruses

I know that this is not your area of expertise, but I was diagnosed with HSV1 oral and genital a year and a half ago. I know my immune response to hsv1 is questionable. i have constant breakouts even MORE in the genital region more than the girl who...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Many people have multiple outbreaks to HSV and this does not imply an inherent "defect" in your immune system. There is nothing to suggest that this would predispose you to a weak response to HIV.However...1. You should talk to your... Read more »

How long for the immune system to become affected by virus?

Hello i have a question. This past weekend i noticed a rash on my palm, and on monday i went with a dermatologist and she said it was herpes simplex 1. She said that it was strange to see herpes on the palm of the hand. She also mention about...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, if you were infected 6 months ago, you would not develop symptoms like Herpes due to HIV so quickly. However, Herpes infection can occur in people who are HIV negative. It is unusual on the palm. If your concerned about HIV, you should get... 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 person with... Read more »

Sbjct: 2nd POST-Virus Replication & OTHER Things

Posted by DUDE
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 »

People who do not have HIV

Posted by KayCee, 2 Replies
Is it ok to post in here if you do not have the HIV virus? I don't descriminate against anyone due to any illness. Read more »

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 »