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Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome In Hiv

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Immune Reconstitution Syndrome

Table of Contents What Is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur With IRIS? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though their HIV comes under control. An infection that they previously had might return. In other cases, they...
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IRIS - immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome

DEAR DOC, I WAS TESTED + IN NOV 2005 AND WAS HOSPITALISED FOR HIGH FEVER ,LOW PLATELLETS , LYMPH NODES . INITIALLY THEY KEPT ON TESTING AND SUSPECTING CANCER BUT AFTER BEING TESTED HIV + STARTED ME ON EFAVIRENZ, TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE/AND...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. IRIS is the acronym for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome and based on the description of events in your post it seems to fit your situation. Here is a <a... Read more »

Please Help - PEP and Herpes (IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME, IRIS, 2011)

Hi Doctor -I was wondering if there is any link between PEP medications (retrovir, viread, and epivir) and increasing likelihood of herpes outbreaks? Can taking these medications cause you to have outbreaks? Insert says that medications may...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, antiretroviral medication used for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) will not increase the likelihood of herpes outbreaks. The comment you read in the package insert about increasing immune system functioning may have been referring to... Read more »

Allergy Meds, HIV & Immune Reconstitution Syndrome

I have a question regarding allergy meds and a 20-y/o HIV infection.I started treatment, about twenty years ago, in ACTG019 (AZT monotherapy for people with >500 CD4+ T cells). I've noticed that during the last ten years or so, my allergy...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Singulair might well blunt the symptoms of an immune reconstitution syndrome by acting as an antiinflammatory agent (inhibiting leukotrienes). I am not sure I understand how this could be a bad thing, though. As much as this process is involved in... Read more »

IRIS IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION

Dr. Bob,HELP! My partner was recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and some type of opportunistic infection. He was started on HIV meds and antibiotics for his other infection i month ago. He seems to be getting worse instead of better. His doctor is an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Zack,I'm sorry to hear about your partner's recent HIV/AIDS diagnosis and opportunistic infection. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) can be confusing to those who don't understand how the immune system works.... Read more »
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Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 2 Replies
Hi,

I do not have hiv or aids but a good friend of mine passed away a few years ago from it. I

live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new

product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also... 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 »

Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 4 Replies
Hi,

I do not have aids but a good friend of mine passed away a few years ago from it. I

live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new

product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also... Read more »

Acute Viral Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would Anyone with HIV please explain the Acute Viral Syndrome to me? What were your experiences? What type and how long did your symptoms last? Do they re-occur? Please explain.... Thanks

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