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Innate Immunity for HIV?? (DELTA 32 MUTATION, 2011)

Hi Doctor. (Love your Humor)I was wondering if someone can be immune from getting HIV/AIDS. I was diagnosed back in Jan 2010 with a cd4 Count of84 also diagnosed with Hiv Encehalopothy with extensive gliosis in my brain. I have been with my negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Hawaii Guy,There is a genetic mutation termed Delta 32 that does confer immunity to the most common type of HIV (CCR5). See below. Alternatively it's also possible your partner is just incredibly lucky, in Read more »

immune to HIV

I do have a question so i have been pos. for two years first three months i was undetectable the i... Read more »

Immune to HIV

Hypothetically speaking, I was just wondering, if someone were immune to the HIV virus, like those... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Identifies Proteins That Help Provide Immunity Against HIV Among Commercial Sex Workers in Kenya

...University of Nairobi , indentified more than 15 proteins in a group of Kenyan commercial sex workers thought to have a natural immunity to HIV, the Winnipeg Free Press reports (Tremain, Winnipeg Free Press , 9/4). The study of 3,000 sex... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Recommended Immunizations for HIV-Positive Adults

...HIV-Positive Adults Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Hepatitis B 3 shots over a 6-month period Recommended unless there is evidence of immunity or active hepatitis. Blood test to check for HBV antibody levels should be done after completion of... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding Innate Immunity and HIV

...responses induced in individuals that have received various vaccine candidates in clinical trials. However, even though innate immunity is widely considered to be critical in shaping the body's immune response to HIV, this type of response is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Restoring Immunity in HIV Disease

...Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Immune Deficiency in HIV Infection Potential for Restoration of HIV-Specific Immunity with HAART Prospects for Immune Reconstitution with IL-2 Therapy Conclusions In this article, Dr.... 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... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 life- my wife (tested neg. 2 years ago) and... Read more »

PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning that you now have immunity to HIV, testing positive is said to mean that you are infected and your immune system has failed to neutralize... 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 »