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Is There A White Immunity To Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...cells capture and carry invaders to the lymph nodes or spleen. Macrophages (their name comes from Latin and means "big eaters") protect different organs, including the intestines, lungs, liver, and brain. These two types of white blood cells are known as scavengers. They engulf (eat) foreign invaders, break them apart, and display pieces of the intruders -- known as antigens -- on their surfaces. They also produce chemical messengers (known...
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immune to HIV

I do have a question so i have been pos. for two years first three months i was undetectable the i got a 50 viral load and it kept going up to 100. now i have switched doctors and i am undetectable once again with no meds with a cd4 count of 650....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and 49 other elite controllers, come to NIAID from around the country once every 6 months for medical checkups and to donate white blood cells and plasma, the liquid part of blood."It's really gratifying to find a research study and people who... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV versus Diabetes: Immune System Integrity

Hi Dr. Bob,Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to have this bout of flat warts on my hands? I've had them for over 4 months now and they don't look as if they are going away.Given my predisposition for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...incident, I developed what appeared to be acne all over my back, trapezius, deltoids, and some on my stomach, albeit not all had white/blackheads. Some where just little red dots. Could this be ARS related symptoms?My wife and I want to start a... Read more »

immunity problem (Please answer Dr. Bob) thank your a holy man

How are you dr bob? Im fan of your good jokes and ill admire you with your intention to help the peoples who need attention regarding with hiv/aids. I love you man. Here is my story Im a Filipino working here in middle east ill had a exposure last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll be brief:1.No.2.No.3.Yes.4.You're welcome!Wow, that really was brief, now wasn't it? I should add one cautionary note. Shabu (an amphetamine derivative also called by its trade name Methedrine, and used in the form of a crystalline... Read more »

cure for hiv

Hi Dr. BobI just saw this commercial on tv for a dannon yogurt product called activite or something and it says it boosts your immune system. If an HIV positive person ate Dannon yogurt constantly HIV would probably never wear down their immune...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the 40,000,000 of us infected would all be hanging around the diary section of the local Piggly Wiggly chowing down the goopy white gook with the fruit on the bottom?Dr. Bob Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...focus on improving the function of various parts of theimmune system: Thymus The thymus is a small gland that turns certain white blood cells into CD4cells, also called t-cells. In fact, the "t" in t-cell stands for thymus.Scientists have... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...this damage. Improving the Function of the Thymus The thymus is a small organ located at the base of the throat. It takes white blood cells that come from the bone marrow and turns them into CD4 cells. It works the hardest when you're just 6... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Inflammation, Immune Activation and HIV

...happen when the immune system recognizes a threat and goes into action, including migration and activation of various types of white blood cells (leukocytes) and release of chemical messengers known as cytokines. The word "inflammation" often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...much higher during the early stage of acute infection. Treating Acute HIV Infection At first, the immune system produces white blood cells that recognize and kill HIV-infected cells. This is called an "HIV-specific response." Over time, most... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When you were infected with HIV, the... Read more »

i know this sounds silly, but i need an answer

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...or negative so i cant say for hiv. the issue im having is that my little sister came to me this morning complaining about white bumpy stuff at the back of her tongue. i took a look and its the exact same thing that i have. i instantly felt a... 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... Read more »

Number confusion.....

Posted by pozboy2009, 1 Reply
...understand what numbers are what? my cd4% is 31%. my cd4 absolute is 1211 and my absolute lymphocrates is 4000. I also know i have Hiv-1 with rna count of 7000. Can anyone briefly explain these numbers to me before heading into doc on friday.... Read more »