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Immune System Lines Of Defense

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Understanding the Immune System

Table of Contents Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System Key Cells of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body fromoutside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (types ofgerms or pathogens) that can cause infection and disease. The immune systemalso gets rid of abnormal pre-cancerous cells and cancerous cells that...
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Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sam,Thank you for your very kind comments. They are warmly appreciated. I'm sorry to hear about your sister's recent diagnosis.Regarding over-the-counter drugs or foodstuffs to keep the CD4 count high, unfortunately there are none.... Read more »

suppressed immune system

I recently read that someone with a severe immune suppression after being infected with hiv could possibly test negative on an antibody test. It was said also that this suppression would come from a genetic defect. Could this occur in someone who...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The HIV antibody test is very reliable and it is extremely rare for someone to be infected for more than a few months and not have detectable antibodies. You are correct that there are cases reported of people being antibody negative with HIV but... Read more »

Resistance and next line of defense

Hello Dr. Young,I have been on Atripla since it came out and have had a good response. I missed a dose last Saturday and last Tuesday and since yesterday I have felt extremely tired and not well...a very similar feeling to what I experienced when I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's generally not possible to develop drug resistance AND clinical symptoms of treatment failure immediately after missing only two doses of medications.For what it's worth, there are quite a number of... Read more »

Alcohol -vs- Immune system

Thank you for the time you take to answer these questions. I have read practically all of them. I can't find anything related to my predicament, so I honestly believe that you have never heard this question.I know that alcohol consumed in large...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I do not know specific answers to your questions. I think the answers are elusive because I'm not aware of any studies that specifically examine alcohol and acute retroviral syndrome. The general effects that alcohol has on immunity is an... Read more »
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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 »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »

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 »

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 »