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Hiv And Weakened 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
...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 example).2) Cancers (leukemia is a good example)3) Age (as people get older, the immune... Read more »


Can a weakened immune system (HIV) cause blood sugar to increase Read more »

AIDS and Hepititus C

Do you have to have Hepititus C to get AIDS. Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...signals -- called cytokines -- particularly IL-12 (interleukin-12). Researchers have found that the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) produce significantly less-than-normal amounts of IL-12. The reduction in production of this vital... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe HIV/AIDS Organizations Call for Integration of TB Interventions Into Country's HIV/AIDS Programs

... The Zimbabwe government should integrate tuberculosis interventions into its HIV/AIDS programs, HIV/AIDS service organizations and other health advocates said at a recent forum hosted by the Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Tries Treating TB Patients at Home

...drug-resistant TB at home instead of under forcible confinement. South Africa has one of the world's highest TB rates due to its HIV/AIDS epidemic. HIV weakens the immune system, making those infected more vulnerable to TB. Many patients stop... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

... What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human Read more »
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systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...anyone know? 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 »

How long does it take for you inmune...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies worse, and hasn't gotten any better, even though I already had a deep cleaning and peridex. Isn't 2-4 weeks, too soon for hiv to weaken your inmune system to that point? I blame it to my excessive stress and anxiety over my fears of being... Read more »

HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you -- 1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words... Read more »