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Immunology Of Hiv

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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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Immunologic Only Response to HAART

Dr. Nicastri of the University of Rome Tor Vegata and colleagues conducted an observational study of more than 2100 HIV patients beginning protease inhibitor-based HAART.Using virologic suppression and immune recovery after 12 months of HAART as...
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
Sorry, I would have to look at the study to understand the definitions cited.... Read more »

Dr. Conway - Please answer this immunology test question from Canada!!!

Hi Dr. Conway,I was recently tested in Canada at 23 weeks and I noticed the Doctor checked off two different "boxes" for HIV tests. One was for HIV 1/2 and the other was called an Immunology SRU (or STU - I can't remember exactly)....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I suspect the doctor checked off "Immunology HSR" or Helper-Suppressor Ratio". This is a CD4 count and teh doc is jsut making sure that this is normal before oficially moving on and declaring that you are not infected with HIV.... Read more »

Immunologic Nonresponders

What's the actual definition and prognosis for an "Immunological Nonresponder"? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There are a variety of definitions for immunological non-responder, but they generally are about the inability achieve a normal CD4 T-cell count despite prolonged HIV viral suppression. A very nice <a... Read more »

Immunological issue question

Hello! After a real risky encounter with a HIV positive guy (I topped him and comdom broke and I realized it right away and stopped) I went for several testings. The last one after 9 months. All ELISAs, Rapid Tests and even a NAT (by 5 motnhs)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. Absolutely not. By the way I agree getting a T-cell subset analysis in your situation was irrational. It's also worth noting it did nothing but cause you additional worry.Dr. Bob... 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 »

Transition from HIV to Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone explain to me, in the simplest form, knowing that HIV deteriorates the immune system, killing the T-helpers making it possible for opportunistic infections to impair someones health. How does it become labeled Aids, when I thought that... Read more »