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Benefits Of Immunization To Hiv Persons

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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

... This article was originally written in February 2005. Table of Contents What is Immune Reconstitution? How does HIV Damage the Immune System? Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Using HIV Drugs to Restore Immune Function Experimental Approaches to Immune Reconstitution Immune Restoration Syndrome Taking Care of Yourself
Ask the Experts

Can we hope for a curative HIV vaccine? (VACCINE TRIALS, 2009)

Hi Dr. and thanks for your dedication & permanent support to all of us, you are wonderful.What is your opinion about the new preventive HIV vaccine? Do you think that we can build on it to have a curative vaccine soon? I know that you are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...available evidence from this trial'' before urging that this vaccine be used now, said Julie Davids, a spokeswoman for the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project, a New York-based prevention advocacy group.The study was done in Thailand because... Read more »

hep A and B vaccination

Who can benefit from Hep A and B vaccination? Are they recommended for everyone? Thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...immunizations. This has already led to decreased morbidity from liver disease in Taiwan.Both vaccines are also recommended in HIV infected persons.Both vaccines are very effective. Read more »

Immunization for PCP and TB

Would a HIV+ person benefit from immunization for PCP & TB? Would it prevent the person from getting the diseases in future? if not what can one do?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no immunization for PCP yet. BCG, which is used in some countries-- especially developing countries-- to prevent TB, is not used in the U.S. Read more »

Are immunity boosters to be avoided

Dear Dr. Conway,This question doesn't really fall into your category, but it doesn't really fall into anyone else's either, since it's a bit of a strange question. I ask you because you answered a recent question for me regarding Atripla side...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...that they may have an effect to boost viral replication. This occurs because they stimulate the immunecells that contain the HIV to replicate faster, and therefore produce the virus they contain at a faster rate. As long as you are on effective... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...Despite the fact that HIV transmission is preventable, the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to spread. This past May, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared AIDS to be the world's deadliest infectious Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

... More people today have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS than ever before. Yet for every person who begins treatment for HIV infection, two to three others become newly infected. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
The Body

HIV Treatment 101

... Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications Read more »
Connect With Others

AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...Confusion and Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS In Canada, HIV was first diagnosed among gay men. Later, hemophiliacs and others with health problems were infected Read more »