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Can You Become Immune To Hiv

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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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Immune to HIV

Hypothetically speaking, I was just wondering, if someone were immune to the HIV virus, like those prostitutes in The Gambia, would they still be able to transfer the virus? I guess it would be similar to a female who passes on the hemophiliac gene...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
If someone were completely immune to HIV they would not transmit. But if infection became established, but non-progressive due to relative immunity, this could lead to a carrier state of sorts. In this case, productive viral replication and... Read more »

Immune to HIV

I have heard recently that they are saying there is a certain part of the population that cannot get aids..even if they are exposed..is this true?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, there is evidence that a very small percent of people have specific genetic factors (e.g., a defective CCR5 gene) that seem to protect them from the transmission of HIV. However, I am not a medical expert and cannot speak with any authority on... Read more »

Innate Immunity for HIV?? (DELTA 32 MUTATION, 2011)

Hi Doctor. (Love your Humor)I was wondering if someone can be immune from getting HIV/AIDS. I was diagnosed back in Jan 2010 with a cd4 Count of84 also diagnosed with Hiv Encehalopothy with extensive gliosis in my brain. I have been with my negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Hawaii Guy,There is a genetic mutation termed Delta 32 that does confer immunity to the most common type of HIV (CCR5). See below. Alternatively it's also possible your partner is just incredibly lucky, in which case I'd suggest you... Read more »

Immunizations and HIV antibody tests

Do you know of any immunization that you took before the test will cause a false negative??? I took an immunization shot and was tested negative 13weeks after a high risk exposure. I have many symptoms of ARS and HIV infection but tested negative...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. For the HIV tests that are currently in use, immunizations (getting vaccinated) will not cause false-positive nor false-negative results. Therefore, any immunizations that you have received will not affect your test... 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 »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

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 »