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Natural Way To Boost Immune System

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...important immune cells don't know which invaders need to be removed from the body. When this coordination 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 antibodies to HIV, but antibodies alone are not enough to eliminate the virus. This is partly...
Ask the Experts

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 »

Can HIV compromize the immune system without another disease involved?

Are there studies about HIV positive people with severly compromized immune systems with none of the diseases associated with AIDS? I'm interested if the HIV virus itself has been proven to destroy the immune system of an otherwise healthy person?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The HIV virus destroys CD4+ T-cells resulting in a chronically activated and damaged immune system without any other germs necessary for the process. Read more »

What can weaken the immune system besides HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky,What other illnesses/viruses can cause immune deficiency? Can stress cause immune deficiency?Thank you.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. There are many, many different things that can weaken the immune system. Some things that can weaken the immune system include (but are not limited to):1) Viral infections (HIV is perhaps the best Read more »

Any way to boost the immune system for someone HIV+?

I'm hiv+ for 3 yrs now. what are good things I can do for myself to boost my immune system? My t
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...of HIV, or an STD that could accelerate the progresssion of HIV itself.Make sure you get all the vaccines you need while your immune system is in good shape. You'll stay healthier, and you will help reduce HIV disease progression by avoiding... Read more »
Articles
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

French Food Company Says Clinical Trials Show Potential Food Product Boosts Immune System in Patients With HIV

...that clinical trials of a substance it plans to develop into a nutritional product over the next few years helped improve the immune systems of patients living with HIV, Bloomberg reports (Bauerova, 9/16). "The evidence is now building that... Read more »
Project Inform

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

...system to better recognize and destroy HIV. By giving these vaccines to people living with HIV, researchers hope to train their immune systems to better control the virus. Currently, these vaccines are being studied together with anti-HIV... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Understanding Cancer Series: The Immune System

... Slide 1: The Immune System Slide 2: Markers of Self Slide 3: Markers of Non-Self Slide 4: Markers of Self: Major Histocompatibility Complex 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 »

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 »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache.... Do things like that impair your immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have... 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 »