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reinfected with hiv damage immune system

I was wondering If I was Infected and reinfected a couple of weeks later. would that dammage the immune system so much that Iwould not be able to produce hiv antibodies. It's been 8 months and I've tested negative. Would a pcr dna test show anything...
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
Reinfection that close would not prohibit you from making antibodies. A PCR test now probably will not add anything.MH Read more »

Can HIV damage the brain

I am HIV+ with CD4 count 555 and V.L undetectable for the last six month. A year ago I was very ill... Read more »

Can HIV damage the brain

I am HIV+ with CD4 count 555 and V.L undetectable for the last six month. A year ago I was very... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

... Introduction HIV Targets T Cells HIV Takes Control of T Cells HIV Replicates Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to Read more »
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

HIV Infection and Chronic Drinking Have a Synergistic, Damaging Effect on the Brain

...subprocesses which may be inappropriately grouped under a broad superordinate category." In other words, she said, specific damages were "cloaked" by overall damage prior to this study. "Immediate episodic memory is dependent on intact medial... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dementia: Brain Damage Found in HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

...the brains of HIV-positive people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy with the brains of healthy subjects. They found significant damage in the brains of HIV-positive patients whose viral load was effectively suppressed by ARV therapy. "The results... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Infection May Cause Neurological Damage Regardless of Antiretroviral Therapy Effectiveness, Study Says

...HIV infection may cause damage to the brain even if the virus is suppressed to nearly undetectable levels with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study Read more »
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HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Times, 11/7). A study published in October in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that HIV can continue to damage some types of brain tissue even when patients are receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Paul... Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...please tell me this is not hiv related. i know i have been stressed out, but everyone gets stressed out. i feel like i have brain damage. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! love and prayers to all daisey Read more »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...Baby-boomers living with HIV We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »