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Symptoms Of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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Immune Reconstitution Syndrome

Table of Contents What Is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur With IRIS? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though their HIV comes under control. An infection that they previously had might return. In other cases, they...
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HIV or Immunity Deficiency?

is it possible that after starting treatment during seroconversion(before the immune system builds the antibody for HIV)and you develope Immunity Deficiency Syndrome after 3 Yrs on treatment that your immune system would never develope the HIV...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
This is not common but there are reports of people starting antiretrovirals very early during the course primary infection who then either did not develop antibodies or had those antibodies present early on wane over time. Needless to say, in this... Read more »

Immunity Deficiency and HIV

Hi Dr. Daar,I've submitted a questions in the past and still have no answer, I understand that you are a busy person, and I hope that I get lucky this question is at what point an HIV + individual will develope Immune Deficiency...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Joe,Thank you for your post and sorry for the delay in responding. Your questions are complicated but I will try to address some of these issues the best I can.First of all, most people who are doing well on antiretroviral therapy do make... Read more »

immune reconstitution syndrome related HSV Outbreak?

Thank you very much for the valueable service you provide through the Body website. I have read this quote: << An interesting aspect is the appearance of herpes zoster as an "immune reconstitution syndrome", whereby a herpes zoster...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It can happen with herpes simplex though TB, othe Mycobacteria, and CMV habe been the most common infections associated with it. KH... Read more »


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

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Immune reconstitution syndrome refers 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... Read more »
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Question About Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
after exposure... around 3 months... does the hiv virus affect the muscles at all?

my left foot seems to be twitching for no reason.. and different muscles in my body feel like they have been strained... could this be a result of the hiv infection... Read more »

Could this be HIV symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just found out that I was exposed to the HIV virus a couple of times, and I am worried. The last possible exposure was in July. Back in February I had what I thought was the flu. So did my doctors. I had a really high fever, fatigue, severe... Read more »

SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Can somebody pls fill me in on this.

I may have caught the HIV Virus. It's EXACTLY 7 weeks after the exposure. There are recurring bad/sore throat, swell-like inflammed area under the tongue. I even had an ulcer on the palate of my mouth... Read more »

hiv negative aids symptoms

Posted by My3Cents, 2 Replies
Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to as... Read more »