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Major Function Of Immune System

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause
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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 Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrient depletion may also begin to occur earlier in the course of HIV disease, even among individuals with relatively intact immune systems. Several factors can contribute to nutritional problems in people with HIV/AIDS. Malabsorption: HIV or... Read more »

What is the relationship between allergies and HIV? Please answer doctor....

Hello Dr. Frascino,You are the man!Seriously. You are so badass and so cool. I find your humor and outlook on life so refreshing and inspirational. You are the best. Here is my question....I find VERY conflicting information on this site regarding...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...runs the spectrum from asymptomatic with reasonably intact immune integrity to severely symptomatic with a profoundly deficient immune system."Allergy" is an abnormal reaction of the immune system that occurs in response to otherwise harmless... Read more »

IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION SYNDROME,

What is Immune reconstitution syndrome?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to a range of conditions that are seen during the period after potent antietroviral therapy is started. During that time the immune system often begins recovering from the damage that had occurred-most often assessed by an increasing CD4 count. ... Read more »

CMV+ in HIV- persons

Rick, I recently donated blood again and found out that my CMV status was + (written at the back of my form). Does this mean that I currently have the virus? If so, why do they allow me to give blood again? Also, should a healthy person be concerned...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...virus don't evenknow it. If you tested CMV positive, it indicates you are infected. As longas you have a normal functioning immune system, this will usually not causeany symptoms or problems.The blood supply is normally not checked for CMV,... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

... Reviewed October 2008 The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral infections Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

...France-Presse reports (11/4). "The findings are encouraging for the development of vaccines because they tell scientists how the immune system might be manipulated to fend off HIV," the Independent writes (Connor, 11/5). "HIV is slowly... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

... The immune system is the body's defense against disease. It defends the body from attack by foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and Read more »
Project Inform

Strategies for Improving Your Immune Health: The Different Approaches to Improving Your Immune System

...Therapies Available? What About Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAMs)? Final Thoughts on Strategies for Improving Your Immune System Introduction AIDS is a disease of the immune system, caused by HIV. To date, all of the... Read more »
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Major Strategic Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV infection. The research findings appear in today's issue of the journal Nature Medicine. Dr. Sekaly explained that "immune system cells made non-functional by HIV can be identified by the presence of a protein that is significantly... 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 »

My sister is hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My sister was married to her late husband for 6 years he died just last week. She discovered he had full blown aids. The anger i feel inside is sometimes hard to control. He never told my sister he had aids. She got tested as soon as possible and... Read more »

Medicine - To be or not to be

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have also posted a note on the Living W/ Hiv board, but thought I would try here too. Over there, all I got was a message filled with hate... Anyway I was just diagnosed after having trouble with chronic yeast infections, all this trouble started... Read more »