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Hiv Immune Disease

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Can HIV compromize the immune system without another disease involved?

Are there studies about HIV positive people with severly compromized immune systems with none of the diseases associated with AIDS? I'm interested if the HIV virus itself has been proven to destroy the immune system of an otherwise healthy person?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The HIV virus destroys CD4+ T-cells resulting in a chronically activated and damaged immune system without any other germs necessary Read more »

HIV- Immune Desease - Sex toys - Tests

Hello Dr. Francino!Well I know you ve answered this kind of question before, but I am a particular... Read more »

HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Restoring Immunity in HIV Disease

...levels that cannot be detected by the best assays currently available. This has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of AIDS-related deaths in persons fortunate enough to have access to these medications. However, there are increasing... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Inflammation, Immune Activation and HIV

...at UCSF explained in a poster at CROI, "HIV has its foot on the accelerator and the brake at the same time." While late-stage HIV/AIDS is indeed characterized by profound immune deficiency, earlier stages are marked by ongoing immune activation... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune Cells Worn Out From HIV Fight Given New Life to Assault Disease: Study

...revivify "killer" CD8 immune cells, which could some day be used to assist the body's natural infection-fighting power against HIV. CD8 cells normally seek and destroy infected cells, but they become "exhausted" by HIV infection, said study... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...provided a wealth of data, the interpretations of these data often remain contested. Types of Immune Assays The emergence of AIDS in the early 1980s created a number of challenges for researchers and doctors. The first of these was to identify... 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... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seems very frightening and I wonder if I really could have it. All the websites say that chronic infections can be because of HIV/AIDS. I just don't know what to think. I am upset and my poor wife is very upset as well. Read more »

HAVE AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE?????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have read the post "window 1991", if a auto immune disease exists, than the Elisa test could not work at 3 months, is it correct???? Read more »

seroreversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seroreversion english is not my native language but i am sure you can all learn from me. Read more »