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Natural Immune System Boosters For Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

...set of rules the virus follows in order to live. In HIV, viral RNA has a protein called "reverse transcriptase" that is crucial for viral replication inside T cells, white blood cells that help coordinate activities of the immune system. (The function of reverse transcriptase, which means "writing backwards," will be explained later when we discuss how HIV infects T cells.) HIV, like all other viruses, has proteins that are particular to...
Ask the Experts

natural, safe immune system boosters?

hiya. apologies if i'm posting in the wrong area, but this seems the closest match. i'm recently positive, and am wondering if there are any non-prescription supplements (or even recommended foods) that would give my immune system a boost. although...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...numerous approaches have been reported to be helpful on an anecdotal basis. Information about alternative approaches to boost the immune system can be found at www.daair.org or in Jon Kaiser's book Healing HIV. KH Read more »

HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is usually marked by a CD4 count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

HIV & Immune System

Hello Dr. Holodniy:Is there a test available that would tell the current recovery state a HIV+ persons immune system is in since being on ART (Atripla) for a year? Current CD4 count is 575, up from 227 a year ago before starting ART.Thank you Doctor.
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
...Although there are some research-based tests that can assess the function of certain kinds of immune system cells, these are not performed in the normal course of clinical care. The CD4 absolute count and percentage is therefore used Read more »

natural, safe immune system boosters?

hiya. apologies if i'm posting in the wrong area, but this seems the closest match. i'm recently positive, and am wondering if there are any non-prescription supplements (or even recommended foods) that would give my immune system a boost. although...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...multivitamin (perhaps a few supplements) is all that the evidence supports. Maybe what we should be doing is not boosting the immune system, but suppressing the immune system. See this link to an amfAR article that discusses this concept.... Read more »
Articles
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HIV Vaccines and Your Immune System

...Results, Look for the Following Discussion The Bottom Line Introduction The goal of HIV vaccines is to teach the immune system new and hopefully better ways to win the battle against the virus. There are different types of immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Namibia's Education Ministry Launches HIV/AIDS Booster Packs for Teachers, Staff

... Namibia's Ministry of Education has made immune system booster packs part of its efforts to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in the country, the Namibian/AllAfrica.com Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...better prepared to fight off HIV. "They tested the method using so-called humanized mice -- ones engineered to have a human immune system ... When stem cells were treated with the molecular scissors before being injected into mice, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Examine HIV's Effect on Immune System

...University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in PLoS Medicine has found that upon infection "three lines of attack by the immune system are quickly neutralized by HIV," findings they hope "will provide a better understanding of how to... Read more »
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Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 4 Replies
...live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also believe that this product can help many many people. This is what has been written by... Read more »

Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 2 Replies
...live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also believe that this product can help many many people. This is what has been written by... 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 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 »