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How HIV Affects The Immune System

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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...immune system.To gain a better understanding of how HIV reproduces itself inside CD4 cells, and to gain a better understanding of how HIV affects the immune system, read through the following webpages:What exactly is the definition of AIDS?For a... Read more »

HIV and Lupus

My partner has Lupus and recently diagnosed with HIV as well. How do the two interact? Where can I... Read more »

HIV

how does the hiv-infection affect the immune system Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Study Offers Clues for HIV Vaccine Development

...the study, researchers examined how HLA B57 -- a gene carried by many of the individuals with "a natural immunity" to HIV -- "affects an immune-system organ called the thymus, leading to the stronger array of T- cells," Bloomberg Business Week ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Gender Differences in Immune System's Response to HIV

...infection, women tend to have a stronger immune response to HIV than men, but then progress to AIDS more quickly. The different immune system response "then leads to differences in chronic T-cell activation, a known activator of disease... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs ... 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 »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache.... Do things like that impair your immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have... Read more »

could this have comprimised a 3 month negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...consume. the major ingredients of excederin are acetomphine, asprin, and caffine. i see how being an iv drug user pounds your immune system....but what about pounding oral anti inflamatorys??? i know your not dr's and a 3 month is conclusive,... Read more »

immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would persisted symptoms such as yeast infections,sores in nose,coated tounge ,that keep comming back be a sign of a poor immune system,and if so how bad would the immune system have to be not to produce detectable antibody's by 6 months.I can't... Read more »