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Immune Reconstitution

Table of Contents What Is Immune Reconstitution? How Does HIV Damage the Immune System? Using HIV Drugs to Restore Immune Function Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Immune Reconstitution Inflammation Syndrome (IRIS) Taking Care of Yourself What Is Immune Reconstitution? HIV can damage your immune system and decrease your body's natural abilityto fight infections. Immune reconstitution or restoration refers to: ...
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Allergy Meds, HIV & Immune Reconstitution Syndrome

I have a question regarding allergy meds and a 20-y/o HIV infection.I started treatment, about twenty years ago, in ACTG019 (AZT monotherapy for people with >500 CD4+ T cells). I've noticed that during the last ten years or so, my allergy...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Singulair might well blunt the symptoms of an immune reconstitution syndrome by acting as an antiinflammatory agent (inhibiting leukotrienes). I am not sure I understand how this could be a bad thing, though. As much as this process is involved in... Read more »

Immune reconstitution symptoms

Hello! :) I recently wrote to you concerning advice on programs to help me obtain the proper meds to control my AIDS status. You suggested the ADAP program, and in only a few short weeks of a little paperwork, I begin Trizivir tomorrow. Thank...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions and kind comments.I'm not exactly sure what "immune restoration" that your refer to, but let me speculate-- occasionally, after starting on therapy, the body's immune system recognizes infections that... Read more »


Dr. Bob,HELP! My partner was recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and some type of opportunistic infection. He was started on HIV meds and antibiotics for his other infection i month ago. He seems to be getting worse instead of better. His doctor is an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Zack,I'm sorry to hear about your partner's recent HIV/AIDS diagnosis and opportunistic infection. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) can be confusing to those who don't understand how the immune system works.... Read more »

Immune Reconstitution

I've heard that several companies are looking into developing AIDS treatments based on immune reconstitution. I've heard that there are trials going on where a patient's own killer T cells are taken out and those specific for HIV are...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The approach you describe has been tried using a variety of methods in small numbers of patients over the past few years. It's an interesting concept, but so far it has failed to demonstrate much benefit. One of the potential problems is that... Read more »
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The immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immune system may be able to come back more powerfully than anyone thought after a break in treatment with AIDS drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

They said in patients who had decided to interrupt their complex HIV drug... 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 person with... Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few 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... Read more »