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Low Lymphocytes Weak Immune System

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AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...NHL is treated with chemotherapy drugs. In the CNS, radiation therapy is also used. Even if NHL tumors are cleared up, they tend to return in many people. Treatment of NHL is difficult. People who get it often have very weak immune systems. ART strengthens the immune system and permits the use of stronger chemotherapy. It also seems to make NHL easier to treat. Additional drugs are often needed to deal with the side effects of chemo. New...
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feeling weak and hopeless

Goodmorning Dr. I'm Angelo writing from Goa, India Please please I need your help to put myself right back to a healthier and happy life. In feb.2005 I started my first regimen caled Triomune(lamaudine, stauvdine, Nevimune)With this I really felt on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...harm instead. There are no HIV cures, despite what many unscrupulous quacks may claim! Once you've allowed HIV to damage your immune system, it's very difficult to restore it completely.2.You've continued on stavudine (D4T) as one of the... Read more »

Please Help Frantic Atypical Early HIV Symptoms Weak Immune System

Hello Dr. Frascino,I think the work you and the other doctors here at "thebody" do is a godsend. A donation is forthcoming and I hope that it can help in someway. I was sorry to hear that your brother is facing a battle of his own and hope he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Since you are getting tested today and hopefully will have your test result very soon, I won't spend too much time here trying to calm you down, other than to say I do not believe the symptoms you and your girlfriend are experiencing have... Read more »

what do you think of it?

dear doc,I am what they call a long term nonprogressor - at least, since diagnosis, I have had an undetectable VL for a few years without therapy and normal CD4's(>900 as of last T cells subset). But, I have been incredibly ill from the start of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Reactive lymphocytes are indictative of a viral infection, sometimes seen in HIV infected persons, but can also be present when the immune system is activated for any reason.In short, I'd be looking for alternative explanations, as your doctors... Read more »

Feeling Weak & Supplements

Sir: I have a question which I think is of interest to a lot of HIV-positive people. Are L-carnitine and DHEA really worth the high costs which could be spent elsewhere on proven remedies (including a gym membership, for example)? Many positive...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
...placebo effect-not a real biological action). Also, the idea that this is an oral testosterone is quite wrong. It has very, very weak androgenic (testosterone-like) actions. There are a lot better ways to get testosterone in your body than DHEA!... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...breaks down, people are at risk for opportunistic infections (OIs) and cancers that usually do not harm people with healthy immune systems. HIV can also infect macrophages and other immune cells. Your immune system recognizes and produces... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Coaxing the Immune System to Fight Back

...understand how long-term non-progressors keep HIV in check, they have uncovered some important clues. For starters, people whose immune systems are able to manage HIV seem to have a very active killer cell response. And unlike most people... Read more »
Body Positive

Immune Control

...with physicians and other healthcare providers. Nineteen ninety-eight saw important breakthroughs in understanding how the immune system may be able to control HIV. The immune system is what usually protects us from illness. In the case of HIV,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Immune System: Behind the Scenes

...occur during allergic reactions. Mononuclear Phagocytes This grouping of cells plays a role in both the innate and acquired immune systems. They are capable of engulfing and digesting harmful organisms (phagocytosis). These cells have various... 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 Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immune system that it is taking her longer to develope antibodies. Is there any data out there or thinking that those with strong immune systems will develop antibodies quicker than someone who has a week immune system Thnks so much and God Bless... Read more »

Do you think my immune system is weak?

Posted by Worried12, 4 Replies
...away with medicine, but I t has came back a few times. And I have a cold sore. I thought that when you get one it means your immune system is down? And I have deveolped folliculitis. Could it be acne related since Im 16? I know I had no risk, but... 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 »