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Syphilis And The Immune System

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Understanding the Immune System

Table of Contents Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System Key Cells of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body fromoutside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (types ofgerms or pathogens) that can cause infection and disease. The immune systemalso gets rid of abnormal pre-cancerous cells and cancerous cells that...
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IMMUNE SYSTEM please from Dubrovnik - Croatia 2

Thank you Dr. Bob,ok (regarding my first question), exposure was a high risk female - protected vaginal insertive with condom beakage.Condom broke just on top, it didn't tear apart.I smoke for 10 years, smoke marihuana 2-3 times per week last 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Cro,Yes, I'd consider your 110-day negative ELISA HIV-1 and -2 definitive. One other STD screen to consider would be syphilis.Yes, I'll be back!Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit of a physical examination, it will be difficult for me to provide very... Read more »
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
This system represents many organs including the skin, GI tract, lymph nodes, spleen, and liver, among others, and various kinds of cells in the blood and contained in these organs that recognize, process and contain any foreign proteins, germs,... Read more »

Immune system

Can you get sick if you masturbate a lot like five times a day, or does it weakens your immune system in any way...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The only potential problems with "burping the nephew" five times a day are:1.Chaffing your Mr. Happy2.Getting caught by your mother because you are spending so much time locked in the bathroom. As for weakening the immune system, no,... 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 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... 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 »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
I think there are two immune systems. One that fights colds, flu's and stuff like that. The other fights OI's (opportunist Infections). So, that would explain why people with AIDS don't get colds and the flu.
The immune systems are described below... Read more »