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How Does AIDS Effect The Immune System

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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 this discovery does that mean that HIV can possibly stay dormant (would Antibody test be unreliable diagnostic procedure? Here is the full article:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and eventually destroys them. However, there are many other components of the body's immune response that seem not to function effectively against HIV. The research you reference helps us understand this phenomenon a bit better. HIV is evolving... Read more »

Chiropractic can help improve immune system (CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND HIV, 2010)

I'm sorry to see you blinded by science Dr.BobMy meds were not working and as soon as I went to... Read more »

Sleeping Pills and AIDS

I take two over the counter sleeping pills called "unisom" on a nightly basis. Is this a horrible... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

...France-Presse reports (11/4). "The findings are encouraging for the development of vaccines because they tell scientists how the immune system might be manipulated to fend off HIV," the Independent writes (Connor, 11/5). "HIV is slowly... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

...inhibitor) and 14 receiving HAART plus IL-2, administered either intravenously or subcutaneously. IL-2 is a regulatory protein of the immune system produced in the body by T cells. IL-2 has potent effects on the proliferation, differentiation and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

... Why Learn About HIV and the Immune System? Permitting us to survive and thrive in a sea of potentially infectious microbes, our immune systems are always at work. Laboring, Read more »
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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 »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of... Read more »

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 »

Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 4 Replies
...live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also believe that this product can help many many people. This is what has been written by... Read more »