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Can A Healthy Immune System Fight Off The Hiv Virus

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...so-called lymphatic routes. There are nodes, or clusters, in the neck, armpits, abdomen, and groin. Each lymph node contains B cells, and T cells, and other cells, ready to fight invaders. The spleen is a very important organ for a healthy immune system. It is about the size of a fist, and it is located at the upper left of the abdomen. One of its most important roles in the immune defense it to help the body weed out and discard worn-out...
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expuose to the HIV virus in a fight

how probably is that i could have been infected in a fight with a theft(african american hiv +ve), that hurt me in my head with something that he had in his hand( ring or jewerly) if he had been bleeding and his blood could have been into my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about your injury. If there was the possibility of blood to blood contact through the wound I would suggest getting the 6 month test just to put it to rest. It is true that over 95% of cases would be identified by 3 months, but a... Read more »

recently diagnosed with hiv but no viral load

Hey DR. Frascino. I am newly diagnosed with HIV with a repeat of 2 tests. The reason both tests were repeated because my western blot and elisa were positive but both times i had an undetectable viral load with a cd4 count of 741. My doctor looked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It is possible you are an "elite controller." See below. Regarding your partner, your undetectable HIV plasma viral load significantly decreases but does not eliminate his HIV-acquisition risk. He should have HIV-antibody testing Read more »

immune to HIV

I do have a question so i have been pos. for two years first three months i was undetectable the i got a 50 viral load and it kept going up to 100. now i have switched doctors and i am undetectable once again with no meds with a cd4 count of 650....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effect of the proliferation of killer T cells and their accelerated production of perforin -- normal biological activities of healthy immune systems in response to a pathogen. Dr. Connors' group has demonstrated that using HIV medications to... Read more »

fear of spreading aids in the workplace

I work with a person who just told me he had aids. I work indirect contact as technical support. this person has very dry chapped hands that bleed and spits when talking. Also, this person has constant nose mucas drip that he wipes with his hand...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...don't usually get to see it happening quite so immediately. Exposure to these common germs is not a threat to your health. The healthy immune system does not call this danger. The healthy immune system calls this exercise. Most of us can respond... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...Old? What Is Immune Restoration? Immune restoration means repairing the damage done to the immune system by HIV. In a healthy immune system, there is a full range of CD4 cells (T-cells, see Fact Sheet 124 ) that can fight different... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...opportunisticinfections (OIs) because they take advantage of the body's weakeneddefenses. HIV Reduces the Type of CD4 Cells In a healthy immune system, there are different types of CD4 cells thatfight different diseases. As HIV progresses and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...came back positive, but it's not a death sentence. The test means that you are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There is no cure for HIV disease, but there are treatments that help keep the disease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...more information on vaccinations that can help people with HIV prevent some common diseases. How Does a Vaccine Work? A healthy immune system fights anything it thinks is foreign. It produces proteins called antibodies. These proteins lock... Read more »
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

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herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »

How long do I have?

Posted by SaltyWater, 4 Replies
...if a 25 year old person has recently been diagnosed with HIV, Not on meds yet with a CD4 of 455 (have a cold at the moment, so thats why it may be low) How long can I expect to live, I Read more »