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How Do The Immune System Respond To HIV

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Ask the Experts

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is usually marked by a CD4 count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

HIV & Immune System

Hello Dr. Holodniy:Is there a test available that would tell the current recovery state a HIV+... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...better prepared to fight off HIV. "They tested the method using so-called humanized mice -- ones engineered to have a human immune system ... When stem cells were treated with the molecular scissors before being injected into mice, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Examine HIV's Effect on Immune System

...University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in PLoS Medicine has found that upon infection "three lines of attack by the immune system are quickly neutralized by HIV," findings they hope "will provide a better understanding of how to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Therapy Helps Boost Immune System of HIV Patients

...minor infections. In the developing world, a major cause of death among HIV patients is tuberculosis and pneumonia as their immune systems are too weak to fight off the infections. In the study, the scientists enrolled 22 HIV patients who had... 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 »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual partners in my whole... Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
...8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. Read more »