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How Does Hiv Affect Immunity

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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
...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 good... 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 »

Rare immune diseases similar to AIDS

My I.D. doctor told me there was arare disease that causes the same infections as aids.However,... 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

...researchers," the article states (7/13). Researcher Marcus Altfeld said the findings raise new questions about how sex hormones affect HIV in the body. "Focusing on immune activation separately from viral replication might give us new therapeutic... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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 Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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 Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... 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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have "symptoms" of HIV, but Im wondering if all the things above, can bring a person down enough, that they become more apt to get sick with... Read more »

could this have comprimised a 3 month negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i take alot of excederin by that i mean at least 10 a day for years. most of the times it helps with headaches others it doesn't. i suffer from tension headaches and dr's really don't have a concern about the quantity i consume. the major... Read more »

Measles immunization

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can an immunization for measles taken during the window period affect seroconversion if one was infected? I had an immunization done 4 weeks into my window and now im wondering if this will affect Read more »