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How Hiv Disables The Immune System

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Am I disabled enough...?

Q: Is someone who is HIV+ and has a diagnosis of AIDS a disabled person?Q: If so, how is this disability characterized? Mild, Moderate, Severe?Q: Does the characterization depend on the symptoms of the day?I am trying to get a letter from my care...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if you have HIV/AIDS. From a disability perspective, there are HIVers who don't meet the "AIDS" diagnosis, but are medically disabled. Similarly there are folks who have AIDS but are not at all disabled.Regarding your situation, I would suggest... Read more »

HIV + Police Officer & disability

I am active Police officer who was tested back in 2007 and found out that I was positive. I have... 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 »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...A new study confirms what HIV researchers until now only suspected: HIV selectively disables the immune system's response against the virus by disproportionately infecting the very cells designed to fight it. In fact, CD4+ T cells programmed Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Discover Gene in HIV Used to Undermine Immune System

...the University of Rochester have discovered a gene in HIV that works to stop white blood cell replication and suppresses the immune system, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry , Scripps Howard/Washington... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses.... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

Simple question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What does hiv stand for? Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...the primary cause of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (also known as AIDS). HIV destroys the essential conductor of the immune system CD4+ cells. By destroying CD4+ cells, HIV seriously disables the immune systems ability to fight... Read more »