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Does Hiv Weaken Immune System

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What can weaken the immune system besides HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky,What other illnesses/viruses can cause immune deficiency? Can stress cause immune deficiency?Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. There are many, many different things that can weaken the immune system. Some things that can weaken the immune system include (but are not limited to):1) Viral infections (HIV is perhaps the best Read more »

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV versus Diabetes: Immune System Integrity

Hi Dr. Bob,Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

T-20: Will Long-term Use Weaken the Immune Systems Ability to Fight HIV?

...To help successfully control infections by certain microbes, the immune system uses chemical signals -- called cytokines -- particularly IL-12 (interleukin-12). Researchers have found that the immune systems Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...better prepared to fight off HIV. "They tested the method using so-called humanized mice -- ones engineered to have a human immune system ... When stem cells were treated with the molecular scissors before being injected into mice, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Examine HIV's Effect on Immune System

...University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in PLoS Medicine has found that upon infection "three lines of attack by the immune system are quickly neutralized by HIV," findings they hope "will provide a better understanding of how to... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV Vaccines and Your Immune System

...Results, Look for the Following Discussion The Bottom Line Introduction The goal of HIV vaccines is to teach the immune system new and hopefully better ways to win the battle against the virus. There are different types of immune... 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 Read more »

systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...fever or anything. Just wondering if its possible that i could have contracted hiv and in only a month it would have weakened my immune system and i could have gotten this? That sounds highly unlikely to me, but i do have Lupus already (not on... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 partners in my whole... 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 »