How The Immune System Fights Diseases
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineAntiretroviral 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 »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello 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 »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastHello 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 »
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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAgain, 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? Why... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyWASHINGTON (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 »
Posted by AnonymousI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »
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