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Immune System And Hiv Testing

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will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I 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 »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... 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 »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »
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HIV and no immune system

Hi Dr.,I recently tested negative for HIV but am wondering about the accuracy of the blood test. I had my spleen removed in 1998 and have no immune system. Will HIV antibodies show up in my blood work or is there another test I should have?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Having "no spleen" and "no immune system" are two completely different things! True, the spleen is indeed part of the body's very complex "immune system," but certainly not all of it. Even with your spleen... Read more »

reinfected with hiv damage immune system

I was wondering If I was Infected and reinfected a couple of weeks later. would that dammage the immune system so much that Iwould not be able to produce hiv antibodies. It's been 8 months and I've tested negative. Would a pcr dna test...
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
Reinfection that close would not prohibit you from making antibodies. A PCR test now probably will not add anything.MH... Read more »

HIV & Immune System

Hello Dr. Holodniy:Is there a test available that would tell the current recovery state a HIV+ persons immune system is in since being on ART (Atripla) for a year? Current CD4 count is 575, up from 227 a year ago before starting ART.Thank you Doctor....
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
Although there are some research-based tests that can assess the function of certain kinds of immune system cells, these are not performed in the normal course of clinical care. The CD4 absolute count and percentage is therefore used as a proxy, as... Read more »

Overactive Immune system.. HIV ?

Doc. back in 2003, I had protected sex and received oral sex... after that life is not the same.. I have come down with prostate infection, ear infection, and sick very bad.I am always sick, have sypmtomes all the time.. Such as, Chest Pain upon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ben,I'll be brief.1.Your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to one year are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.You do not have an "overactive immune system," nor do you have CFIDS.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Therapy Helps Boost Immune System of HIV Patients

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