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Complement System And Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...matches a specific antigen. When an antibody matches up with an antigen, it has in essence marked the intruders for destruction by scavenger immune cells. Antibodies also activate a complex chemical chain reaction, called the complement system. This system's purpose is to destroy bacteria, which it essentially does by punching holes in bacterial membranes (or thin walls), which kills them. When you are exposed to a pathogen for the first...
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how can he be HIV positive?

Dear Robert,My partner has been tested HIV positive (ELISA & Western Blot)in May 2010. He is 29 yeras old. His CD4 count is 294. I am tested negative. We have been married for 2.5 years now and have had unprotected sex many times. Our doctor has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...A catalog from the late 1980s refers to these products as "food supplements" but states which ones are useful ("as a dietary complement") for cancer, epilepsy, poliomyelitis, schizophrenia, tuberculosis, and more than 80 other ailments. Another... Read more »

What does C3 mean

to HIV patients
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Assuming you mean C3 and not CD3, C3 is a component of the complement system. Complement is an important part of the immune system in controlling bacterial infections. In general, it is normal in Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...The trick is to learn how to combine proteins from different sources (such as grains, legumes, nuts, and soy) to obtain a full complement of essential amino acids; vitamin B12 supplementation may also be needed. An increasing number of healthcare... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well. These include not only production of feel-good endorphins, but also the highly desirable outcome of looking better naked!4.Complementary/alternative-medication approaches can be problematic, as there is always the risk of drug-drug,... Read more »
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The Body PRO

Phenotyping and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Complement Genotyping in Optimizing Therapy for HIV Patients

... Phenotyping and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Complement Genotyping in Optimizing Therapy for HIV Patients (Poster 458) Authored by Cynthia J. Carlyn, Aldona L. Baltch, Stratton VA Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Vasculitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know about vasculitis and HIV? Read more »

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 »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...nerve that controls the ring and pinky finger. Cubital tunnel syndrome, which this sounds like, is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome's complement. Within the last week I have developed an apthous ulcer on my lower lip. It started out like a cut, but... Read more »