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Can Anyone Be Immune To Hiv Or Aids

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Ask the Experts

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
...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... Read more »

Is there HIV immunity???

Dr Bob ;I am a 43 yr old caucasion male that is gay and has been having sex with men for around 25... Read more »
Articles
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding the Conundrum of Immune Activation in HIV/AIDS

...invading pathogen (see VAX July 2008 Special Issue , Understanding the Immune System and AIDS Vaccine Strategies ). But HIV is unique in that it directly attacks the cells of the immune system, slowly breaking down the body's defenses. Once... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Identifies Proteins That Help Provide Immunity Against HIV Among Commercial Sex Workers in Kenya

...9/4). According to the Globe and Mail , the study has "considerable implications" for future research on new treatments or HIV/AIDS vaccines. Ball said researchers next should determine how and why the women's protein levels provide them with... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

... This is the actin cytoskeleton of human T-lymphocytes (red) in the presence of the stimulus CCL-19. An HIV-1 infection (HIV-1 protein CA in green) leads to the loss of actin reorganization and therefore of cell motility. Source:... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding Innate Immunity and HIV

...organs, which together form the human immune system (see VAX July 2008 Special Issue , Understanding the Immune System and AIDS Vaccine Strategies ). There are two branches of the immune system, innate and adaptive, that play a critical... 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 »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very frightening and I wonder if I really could have it. All the websites say that chronic infections can be because of HIV/AIDS. I just don't know what to think. I am upset and my poor wife is very upset as well. Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Key facts about HIV/AIDS Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The world's Read more »