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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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Overactive Immune system.. HIV ?

Doc. back in 2003, I had protected sex and received oral sex... after that life is not the same.. I have come down with prostate infection, ear infection, and sick very bad.I am always sick, have sypmtomes all the time.. Such as, Chest Pain upon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ben,I'll be brief.1.Your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to one year are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.You do not have an "overactive immune system," nor do you have CFIDS.... Read more »

Injected helper t cells to rebuild immune system?

Sir Bobby,Real quick. What about injected helper t cells in combination with hiv medicines to prevent aids from happening? Or what about inject helper t cells as a shot during treatment iterruptions? What do you stay?Please stay well till your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Ben,Immune-based therapies have been strong areas of research for quite some time. I did experiments like the ones you proposed in the early nineties. I stimulated T-cells with Interleukin-2 (a T-cell growth factor), grew and expanded T-cell... Read more »

Many colds before HIV..in years after, not one: hyperactivated immune system?

Before HIV 2 1/2 years ago, I had 3 to 4 colds a year for many years and usually with bronchitis. In the 2 1/2 years since HIV, I have not had even one cold,though I have had HIV like symptoms. My CD4 percent is 40 and total 880, B cells/CD19's...
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
I am not aware of this being well documented in the medical literature.... Read more »

Viral Choice Tablets to boost immune system

Dear Doctor,I have been on medication since 17 January 2013 with viarl load 1600 and 336 CD4 Cells and I get sick from flue frequently. I just want to find out if I can take immune system booster like Viral Choice immune booster tablets aspecially...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no convincing data that immune boosting supplements provide any clinical benefit to HIV+ patients who are doing OK on an effective HIV regimen (such as Tribuss or Atripla in USA). Good viral suppression and OK CD4 counts protect against... 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 »

immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are antigens? Are antibodies the same thing as the CD4 type of t-cells? What are CD8 t-cells? What is a macrpophage? Is a retrovirus the same thing as a lentivirus? What is DNA? Who is OJ? Am I asking too many questions? Is is ok to laugh when... Read more »

immune system question?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had unprotected sex with two diffrent 19 year old caucasion women between late dec.2002 and early jan 2003,i was tested at over thirty days and came up negative and have just gone in for a 60 day test this week,ive been really depressed and... Read more »

The immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immune system may be able to come back more powerfully than anyone thought after a break in treatment with AIDS drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

They said in patients who had decided to interrupt their complex HIV drug... Read more »