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How The Immune System Fights Diseases

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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. The cells in the immune system have the ability to recognize something as either "self" or "invader," and they
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
...HIV related damage. There is no currently available treatment that enhances HIV-specific immunity that would allow the body to fight off HIV without antiretroviral medications. No natural products have been clearly shown to decrease AIDS-related... Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrient depletion may also begin to occur earlier in the course of HIV disease, even among individuals with relatively intact immune systems. Several factors can contribute to nutritional problems in people with HIV/AIDS. Malabsorption: HIV or... Read more »

Re: Misdiagnosis

This is regarding this person who said she thinks is not positive. I am not a doctor but remember HIV can live in your body for 10yrs without showing any symptoms. I was diagnosed in 2000 & not on meds, my CD Count is above 1000 with undetectable...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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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 a couple...
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 and... Read more »
Articles
The Body PRO

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight HIV

... Harnessing the Immune System to Fight HIV Infection (WeOrA197) Authored by Bruce Walker Non-abstract driven session The presentations in this session Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Coaxing the Immune System to Fight Back

...combination may never exist. While a cure for HIV may not be feasible for some time to come, researchers are looking to the body's immune system for help. For 20 years science has been studying HIV and the immune system, trying to figure out why... Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Anti-HIV Treatment Improves Immune System and Fights Sight-Threatening Eye Infection

...A combination of anti-HIV drugs appears to help rejuvenate the immune systems of people with AIDS and prevent progression of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, a potentially blinding AIDS-related eye complication. Read more »
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15 years HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm on my 16th year of being HIV+! Relatives and friends alike have seem to fade away waiting for me to die. Is there anyone else out there in the same boat? I'd like to talk with you. Very lonely here in Elkhart, IN. Please respond. I'll be... Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... 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 don't they get flus all the time? Why do... 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 »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that because she is 106 lbs and has a very weak immune system that it is taking her longer to develope antibodies. Is there any data out there or thinking that those... Read more »