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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 »

Does masturbation adversely affect immune system?

I have just been diganosed hiv+, and while I wait for the results of my complete bloodwork to see... Read more »

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Freeze Virus Fragment in Shape Recognized by Immune System

One approach to an HIV vaccine is to teach the immune system to recognize certain protein structures on the viral surface and produce antibodies that bind to those structures and neutralize HIV. A strategy for designing such a vaccine involves... Read more »
Body Positive

Enhancing Your Immune System the Natural Way ... With Food

When I found out I was HIV-positive, suddenly the words "immune system" took on a new sense of relevance and urgency in my life. I decided right away on a path of natural means to keep my immune system strong. I did some research and decided that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Gender Differences in Immune System's Response to HIV

New research showing that "a receptor molecule involved in the recognition of HIV-1 responds to the virus differently in women than in men," might "explain why HIV infection progresses faster to AIDS in women than in men with similar viral loads,"... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Drugs Fail to "Wake Up" Dormant Reservoirs of HIV Inside Immune System T Cells

This article was reported by News-Medical.net . News-Medical.net reported that researchers did not "wake up" dormant HIV reservoirs in immune system T cells in laboratory tests with white blood cells from HIV-positive individuals. Dormant HIV... Read more »
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will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

PCR RNA and P24 tests accuracy at 18 days with lowered immune system?

Posted by orlean34
I had an incident where i was receptive in anal sex for a short period, in and out once. I did notice that he had a decent amount of precum. I also noticed afterwards that there was some blood from my anus.

2 weeks later I had a stiff neck, mild... Read more »

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 »