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Does Herpes Cause Harm To The Immune System

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herpes can weaken immune system

Okay since it is not likely I can get rid of your equally adorable partner and given I am not your flavor and therefore will never marry me me :( can I address something you said in a recent post that I found puzzling. Since herpes infection is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Herpes does not use, abuse and destroy CD4 cells like HIV. These are two very different viruses.2.True. As CD4 counts fall, the immune system deteriorates. However, this has nothing to do with herpes.So are you way off on this??? Yup. Way off on... Read more »

Taking Ecstasy and immune system

I take ecstasy with alcoholic liquid for kind of sex enhancement once a month, by average! How... Read more »

How long for the immune system to become affected by virus?

Hello i have a question. This past weekend i noticed a rash on my palm, and on monday i went with... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

... Developing any of the infections that are related to AIDS is a clear sign that the immune system is damaged and no longer able to fully protect you from invading organisms. But instead of waiting until someone becomes ill, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

... Reviewed October 2008 The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral infections Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect Read more »
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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
...I think there are two immune systems. One that fights colds, flu's and stuff like that. The other fights OI's (opportunist Infections). So, that would explain Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other viruses like... 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 »