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Symptoms Of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you can get infected with it. Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body's system that fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a...
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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 »

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Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is defined as being HIV infected with any of a long list of infections, cancers, wasting syndrome or dementia, 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 Syndrome to...
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 »

vaccination provoking immune respose versus infection

Are there any differences between mounting an immune response to a vaccination (ie., Hep B series), and mounting an immune response to an infection like HIV?Would someone who has mounted an immune response to Hep B series after a potential HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reverse, however, is true. HIV disease, because it causes a "deficiency" of the immune system (Acquired Immune "Deficiency" Syndrome) can suppress an immune response to hepatitis vaccination. For instance, I had to have 4 separate series of... Read more »
University Hospital Heidelberg

How HIV Cripples Immune Cells

...Typically, after the initial infection accompanied by acute symptoms, there is a latency period of several years before the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) manifests. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has developed numerous... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...virus makes copies, it damages or kills the CD4 cells, weakening the immune system. What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV causes AIDS by attacking CD4... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...relationship between anemia and survival in a large cohort of HIV-infected women: Women's Interagency HIV Study. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 37(2):1245-1252. Read more »
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