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How Does The Immune System Fight HIV

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Immune System Cells Might Be Revived to Fight HIV, Studies Say

The process that renders immune system cells ineffective in fighting HIV potentially can be reversed, according to studies published in the journals Nature and Nature Medicine , the Wall Street Journal reports. Both studies looked at the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How the Immune System Fights Disease

Introduction Normal T Cell Response to Infection HIV Interferes With Normal Immune Response Introduction The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemicals. Its mission is to protect us against foreign organisms and substances.... Read more »
Project Inform

Strategies for Improving Your Immune Health: The Different Approaches to Improving Your Immune System

Introduction What Strategies Are Available Today? Are Immune Therapies Available? What About Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAMs)? Final Thoughts on Strategies for Improving Your Immune System Introduction AIDS is a disease... Read more »
Ask the Experts

immune system reconstruction

are they any meds that helps the immune system to get back the force in fighting against the desease? are they any natural products available with zero side effects?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Antiretroviral medications used effectively are the best way to allow the body to recovery from HIV related damage. There is no currently available treatment that enhances HIV-specific immunity that would allow the body to fight off HIV without... Read more »

Alcohol -vs- Immune system

Thank you for the time you take to answer these questions. I have read practically all of them. I can't find anything related to my predicament, so I honestly believe that you have never heard this question.I know that alcohol consumed in large...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I do not know specific answers to your questions. I think the answers are elusive because I'm not aware of any studies that specifically examine alcohol and acute retroviral syndrome. The general effects that alcohol has on immunity is an... Read more »

Holes in immune system

Hi,I was wondering if you could talk more about the "holes in the immune system" which I have seen in a couple different places on this site. (including in Dr. Steve's account of Dr. Bob's death) I was wondering what that means...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Susan and thanks for posting.When we speak about "holes in the immune system", we are referring to gaps in the repertoire of the immune response. If you think of the universe of things that our immune system is supposed to react to... Read more »

Immune System Transfer?

I don't want to come across as an idiot. I'm going to ask anyway-is there such a thing as taking a Pos/Neg couple and using the Negative partners immune system to somehow help the Positive partners overall health? The reason I ask about...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and there are no bad questions, so don't worry. The idea of transferring immune cells to help people with HIV infection has been tried with a variety of methods over the years. Most of the attempts were in the desperate era before HAART... Read more »
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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 why people with AIDS don't get colds and the flu.
The immune systems are described below... Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Again, the below gospel is plagerized from Gallant.

This may be a dumb question -- but I would sincerely appreciate an answer

If AIDS is a breakdown of the immune system, why don't people with AIDS get
colds all the time?... Read more »

The immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immune system may be able to come back more powerfully than anyone thought after a break in treatment with AIDS drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

They said in patients who had decided to interrupt their complex HIV drug... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »