How Immune System Detects HIV
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Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat 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 person with... Read more »
Posted by xrayvison, 3 RepliesI have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello,
I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyi had unprotected sex with two diffrent 19 year old caucasion women between late dec.2002 and early jan 2003,i was tested at over thirty days and came up negative and have just gone in for a 60 day test this week,ive been really depressed and... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »
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UCLA School of MedicineThe HIV antibody test is very reliable and it is extremely rare for someone to be infected for more than a few months and not have detectable antibodies. You are correct that there are cases reported of people being antibody negative with HIV but... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYour immune system is pretty good thus far. That low, but detectable viral load is a bit high for my comfort. Most people with long term nonprogression (>10 years of infection) have viral loads <500, and CD4 >500. As long as the CD4 cells... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Sam,Thank you for your very kind comments. They are warmly appreciated. I'm sorry to hear about your sister's recent diagnosis.Regarding over-the-counter drugs or foodstuffs to keep the CD4 count high, unfortunately there are none.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThis is a great question and debated among experts. Some believe that you should give HIV treatment to almost all folks to stop viral replication, stopping the chronic stimulation, and preserve the immune system. Some believe that some viral... Read more »
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