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How Does Hiv Aids Affect 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
...Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When 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 »

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune System Genetics Determine HIV Progression to AIDS

...of a novel statistical technique to the study of disease, researchers found that the genes underlying HIV infected patients' immune systems can predict their risk of progressing to AIDS. Analysis showed that the virus is less likely to progress... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Officials Call on HIV/AIDS Network in Botswana to Partner With Agriculture Ministry to Address Food Insecurity

...inseparable because HIV-positive people tend to respond better to treatment when they have sufficient nutrition and strengthened immune systems. He added that treatment often fails without proper nutrition and that without resources to secure... 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 »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...carried in semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk and blood. * The virus can multiply for weeks or even months before the body's immune system produces antibodies to fight it , by which time it is too late. People with HIV can look and feel normal... 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 »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
...I think there are two immune systems. One that fights colds, flu's and stuff like that. The other fights OI's (opportunist Infections). So, that would explain Read more »