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Symptoms Of Weakened Immune System

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Exercise weakens immune system in HIVers?

Hello Doc,I've read some articles stating lifting weights weakens the immune system and only moderate exercise such as light walking is beneficial for the immune system. Is this all true?Does this now pose a problem for a hiv postive person who is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, what you read is not true. Regular exercise, including weight lifting, is actually recommended for all HIVers (and non-HIVers) for three reasons:1. It decreased stress and improves general health (including immune health).2. The exercise... Read more »

What can weaken the immune system besides HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky,What other illnesses/viruses can cause immune deficiency? Can stress cause immune... Read more »

herpes can weaken immune system

Okay since it is not likely I can get rid of your equally adorable partner and given I am not your... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

T-20: Will Long-term Use Weaken the Immune Systems Ability to Fight HIV?

To help successfully control infections by certain microbes, the immune system uses chemical signals -- called cytokines -- particularly IL-12 (interleukin-12). Researchers have found that the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) produce... Read more »
Project Inform

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

...are weakened and infections are more likely. More frequent and more severe GYN conditions are often the first symptoms of a weakened immune system in women. Routine GYN care to check for and treat these conditions preserves and promotes your... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...usually have small numbers of these bacteria growing in their gut or lungs, but do not have any symptoms. This is because a weakened immune system allows the bacteria to attack the lining of the gut and multiply. From there, they can enter the... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...with no signs of disease, or only mild-to-moderate symptoms Someone is said to have AIDS when he or she has a substantially-weakened immune system or develops certain opportunistic infections (OIs) common to AIDS How Is HIV Spread? HIV is... Read more »
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systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't know why i could... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

thrush or what

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
OK. I know it is going to sound crazy.... but my tongue feels like it is being laid on an iron and tortured.....I have a small red blister on one side and it is kinda white on top. It hurts. It burns. It is on fire. Anyone know if this might be... Read more »

Croh's & HIV association???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had so many symptoms it scares me, I have just been diagnosed with Crohn's. My question is can HIV antibody testing be affected from already having Crohn's Disease? I have a 95 day negative HIV test, but have read that HIV detection may be... Read more »