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Immune Reconstitution Syndrome And Hiv

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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 symptoms...
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, Read more »

hiv+ patient

Diagnosed two weeks ago and was not aware of the situation, CD4 count was found to be below 50,... Read more »

Painful lymph nodes 1 month after treatment

I just recently found out I was hiv positive. My cd4 was 230 and vl60,000. I immediately got on... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

... This article was originally written in February 2005. Table of Contents What is Immune Reconstitution? How does HIV Damage the Immune System? Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Using HIV Drugs to Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

... What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Immune Reconstitution Syndrome

...Inflammatory Reactions Mechanism of Action Incidence Risk Factors Management Grounds for Optimism Selected Sources Immune reconstitution, or the reversal of HIV-related immune system decline, is one of the primary goals of highly... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious condition that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. The main concern with IRIS is the... Read more »
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Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always been around 600 and my VL... Read more »

News 4 HIV'ers

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 3 Replies
...of the thyroid gland. The investigators believe that the disease should be considered an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) autoimmune disease. Four of the five cases described by the investigators from the United States' Navy... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to as Non-HIV AIDS. As in AIDS patients, Non-HIV... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B. GLASER, M.D., and SAMWEL O. OYUGI, M.D. Staten Island... Read more »