Viruses That Affect The Immune System

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How long for the immune system to become affected by virus?

Hello i have a question. This past weekend i noticed a rash on my palm, and on monday i went with a dermatologist and she said it was herpes simplex 1. She said that it was strange to see herpes on the palm of the hand. She also mention about...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, if you were infected 6 months ago, you would not develop symptoms like Herpes due to HIV so quickly. However, Herpes infection can occur in people who are HIV negative. It is unusual on the palm. If your concerned about HIV, you should get... Read more »

Will my CD4 count be likely to stay low?

I was diagnosed with HIV yesterday and am coping better than I anticipated. I'm really keen to do... Read more »

A year of results and chances of disease progression?

I was diagnosed Hiv positve May 2008 and here are my numbersI am not on any medications.CD4 590 VL... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

... Developing any of the infections that are related to AIDS is a clear sign that the immune system is damaged and no longer able to fully protect you from invading organisms. But instead of waiting until someone becomes ill, Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Comparing Viruses -- HIV and Hepatitis C in Mostly Men

...also transmitted in similar ways, particularly among HIV positive men. Co-infection with both of these viruses can affect the immune system and liver. Researchers have wondered what impact co-infection might have on the kidneys. To find out more... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

... The immune system is the body's defense against disease. It defends the body from attack by foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and Read more »
The University of Melbourne

Understanding the Tricks of HIV Infection

... Researchers have gained new insight into how the immune system responds to HIV. The new findings are a step closer to understanding how to develop preventative and therapeutic vaccines against 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 »

DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...What, if any, are the physical signs of the virus itself (not of new infections that exist because the virus has suppressed the immune system)? Thanks in advance for any and all answers. Read more »

First Test Results Today

Posted by parquenord, 4 Replies
Got my first CD-4 and viral load counts today...CD-4 is 1280, Viral load is 498,000. What does this mean? Have an appointment for the 15th to meet my new Dr. But in the meantime, should I be concerned about the VL? 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. Read more »