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Immune Response To Hiv Infection

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HCV and immune response in HIV infected

Dear Doctor M:In HIV patients, why is HCV PCR testing sometimes necessary to establish HCV if the lymphocyte group that makes antibodies is B cell and HIV attacks T cells? Doesn't the immune dysfunction in HIV occur elsewhere than the location...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
PCR testing for HCV RNA is only necessary to get a "baseline" test of the level of virus in a person's system. It is important to follow this number over time as someone is treated for HCV to see if the virus is responding to... Read more »

HIV-specific immune responses

Hi, I keep hearing preserving "HIV-specific immune responses", in the context of early... Read more »

Acute HIV - Immune Response

I was infected on 10/30/2010. I became ill with flu like symptoms on 11/19 and was sick with a... Read more »
Massachusetts General Hospital

Researchers Discover "Switch" Responsible for Turning Off the Immune System's Response Against HIV

Boston -- Researchers at the Partners AIDS Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (PARC-MGH) may have discovered a second molecular "switch" responsible for turning off the immune system's response against HIV. Last year members of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/ reports.... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Poster on the Immune Response to HIV

Nature Magazine This neat (and complex) poster summarises how HIV establishes infection at mucosal surfaces, the ensuing immune response to the virus involving dendritic cells, B cells and T cells, and how HIV subverts this response to establish... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Gender Differences in Immune System's Response to HIV

New research showing that "a receptor molecule involved in the recognition of HIV-1 responds to the virus differently in women than in men," might "explain why HIV infection progresses faster to AIDS in women than in men with similar viral loads,"... Read more »
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Peat therapy: stimulates immune response

Posted by Anonymous
Basically simple physiology explains the mechanism of how it benefits immunosuppressed patients. First, peat retains the temperature of water almost 6x better than water alone. Heat retention is important as the internal body temperature needs to... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »

Two responses I thought worthy of re-posting

Posted by Anonymous
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter) the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Again, 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 »