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Immune System Failure For Hiv

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HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is usually marked by a CD4 count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

HIV/HSV2 treatment adherence

If near-perfect adherence to HIV meds is essential to minimizing chances for drug resistance, are... Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

... Developing any of the infections that are related to AIDS is a clear sign that the immune system is damaged and no longer able to fully protect you from invading organisms. But instead of waiting until someone becomes ill, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...better prepared to fight off HIV. "They tested the method using so-called humanized mice -- ones engineered to have a human immune system ... When stem cells were treated with the molecular scissors before being injected into mice, the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

...Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus is to create a deficiency, a failure to work properly, within the body's immune system. V -- Virus -- because this organism is a virus, which means one of its characteristics is that it is... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect Read more »
Connect With Others

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 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 »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...spread of AIDS in poor countries - biological and socio-economic factors. As far as biology is concerned, says Stillwaggon, the immune systems of people in southern Africa are weakened by malnutrition and parasitic illnesses. Malnutrition - a... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 partners in my whole... Read more »