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Can Low Immune System Cause Delayed Seroconversion

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...important immune cells don't know which invaders need to be removed from the body. When this coordination breaks down, people are at risk for opportunistic infections (OIs) and cancers that usually do not harm people with healthy immune systems. HIV can also infect macrophages and other immune cells. Your immune system recognizes and produces antibodies to HIV, but antibodies alone are not enough to eliminate the virus. This is partly...
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Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had a boy friend in the past, who goes to prostitutes all the time. After that i got HIV1/2 antibody tested 3 times, upto 7 months past the exposure....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...injection disease from blood to blood contact?Also, if someone is infected with multiple viruses at the same time will the body's immune system still be able to make antibodies for each virus in a normal amount of time? Or would they be delayed... Read more »

Confused after reading some Hep C and HIV answers and questions!(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Hi, Doctor, I had written to you previously and made a donation of $50, all I could afford, sorry. I'm a mother of three and now I am really terrified. When reading some of the answers related to Hep C delayed seroconversion with HIV, noticed you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...injection disease from blood to blood contact?Also, if someone is infected with multiple viruses at the same time will the body's immune system still be able to make antibodies for each virus in a normal amount of time? Or would they be delayed... Read more »

what is immune system damage?

Right or wrong, it has been my goal to delay treatment as long as possible. 10 years since infection and I'm still med free with good labs. However, I have seen the phrase "damage to the immune system" in reference to not starting meds and in...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...that we can measure.From my perspective it is vital that immunologists continue to research the importance of "damage to the immune system" that can not be measured in the clinic. Nevertheless, from a patients view there is no data demonstrating... Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrient depletion may also begin to occur earlier in the course of HIV disease, even among individuals with relatively intact immune systems. Several factors can contribute to nutritional problems in people with HIV/AIDS. Malabsorption: HIV or... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delaying HAART Might Prevent Complete Immune System Recuperation, Study Says

People living with HIV who do not start highly active antiretroviral treatment until their CD4+ T cell counts drop below 200 might not be able to reach a normal CD4 cell count, even after 10 years of otherwise effective treatment, according to a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...Learn About HIV and the Immune System? Permitting us to survive and thrive in a sea of potentially infectious microbes, our immune systems are always at work. Laboring, for the most part, in relative silence and obscurity, these systems of... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...IRIS occurs in 15%-25% of people who are starting therapy for HIV for thefirst time. IRIS can occur when people with very weak immune systems (e. g.people who have low CD4 cell counts, high CD8 cell counts, or anemia) start HIVtreatment or in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

...itchy red rash similar to poison oak or poison ivy. Some health care providers have used DNCB to measure the strength of the immune system: the greater the skin reaction to DNCB, and the faster it shows up, the stronger the immune response. ... Read more »
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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 »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

immune system question?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...mind off of things i decided to begin to cycle some steroids while i begin a new workout routine and i know they weaken your immune system so if i go back at 90 days to get tested will they interfere with the results i mean i figured if you have... Read more »

Diabetes causing delayed serconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anybody know if having diabetes and a lot of stress will cause a delay in antibody productions - serconversion. Thanks Tim Read more »