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Immune Reconstitution

Table of Contents What Is Immune Reconstitution? How Does HIV Damage the Immune System? Using HIV Drugs to Restore Immune Function Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Immune Reconstitution Inflammation Syndrome (IRIS) Taking Care of Yourself What Is Immune Reconstitution? HIV can damage your immune system and decrease your body's natural abilityto fight infections. Immune reconstitution or restoration refers to: ...
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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 case, so please try to read.4 weeks ago I bought a love doll with an artificial vagina separately, all packed, and writing made in China.I used it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. (Did you think blowup Betty had been cheating on you and maybe had unsafe sex with an HIV-infected postman before she was delivered to your mailbox?) Testing was not warranted. There is always a chance... Read more »

Immunizations, Viruses, & Inconclusive Test Results

I just went to get an HIV test and during the pretest counseling I was asked if I'd recently had any immunizations or viral infections. I did get a bad cold or the flu about 1 wk ago, and about 1 month ago had the second shot for Hepatitis B...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Several years ago, it was found that the flu shots were causing falsepositive ELISA tests, but negative Confirmatory tests like the Western Blotand the IFA. If an ELISA test is positive, but the confirmatory tests... Read more »

Can you please elaborate on the new immune functionality test s you mentioned?

First I would like to echo what someone wrote recently about how important your forum is to many thousands of people, because of the considerable medical and scientific knowledge you bring to it. I have learned many things reading your answers,...
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
This unfortunately is an extremely complex topic to delve into without alot of detail. You can look at this like unpeeling the layers of an onion. The first level is looking at whole blood samples incubated with certain mitogens (immune stimulants)... Read more »

Halt Immune Deterioration awaiting Resistance Test

I have been on ART for the last ten years and in July 2007 switched from use (after 8 years) of Crixivan and Combivir to Alluvia and Truvada. My CD4 count was 486 at the switch but has since declined to 52 in February 2008. My viral load has...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Ideally, a drug resistant test would better guide your provider as to what regimen you should go on next since there is no doubt that you would likely benefit from HIV medications given your CD4 count of 52. There are newer therapies available to... 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 person with... Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

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Question about testing and immunizations

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have done a PCR DNA at 30 days, which came back non reactive. Obviously, this was a qualitative test but doaes anyone know the sensitivity of these tests?
The same day I have done an antibody test (Home Access Kit) which came back negative, as well... Read more »