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Weakened Immune System And A Cbc

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What can weaken the immune system besides HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky,What other illnesses/viruses can cause immune deficiency? Can stress cause immune deficiency?Thank you....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. There are many, many different things that can weaken the immune system. Some things that can weaken the immune system include (but are not limited to):1) Viral infections (HIV is perhaps the best example).2)... Read more »

Exercise weakens immune system in HIVers?

Hello Doc,I've read some articles stating lifting weights weakens the immune system and only... 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Weaken HIV Infection in Immune Cells Using Synthetic Agents

HIV hides within certain types of cells and reproduces slowly, eventually causing chronic inflammation regardless of drug treatment. According to Servio H. Ramirez PhD, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple University... Read more »
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Strategies for Improving Your Immune Health: The Different Approaches to Improving Your Immune System

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Virus "Could Be Weakening"

A new study details the results of a comparison of HIV-1 samples from 1986-1989 and 2002-2003 conducted by a team at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. Researchers found the newer samples appeared not to multiply as well and were more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recruitment of Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa Weakening Health Systems, Inhibiting Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS, Article Says

The practice of recruiting trained health personnel from sub-Saharan Africa to work in developed nations is weakening health infrastructures and undermining efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the region, according to an article published in the Feb. 23... Read more »
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Do you think my immune system is weak?

Posted by Worried12, 4 Replies
Im still battling with this. The conjunctivitis in my eye wont seem to stay gone. It goes away with medicine, but I t has came back a few times. And I have a cold sore. I thought that when you get one it means your immune system is down? And I have... Read more »

immune system question?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had unprotected sex with two diffrent 19 year old caucasion women between late dec.2002 and early jan 2003,i was tested at over thirty days and came up negative and have just gone in for a 60 day test this week,ive been really depressed and... Read more »

immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would persisted symptoms such as yeast infections,sores in nose,coated tounge ,that keep comming back be a sign of a poor immune system,and if so how bad would the immune system have to be not to produce detectable antibody's by 6 months.I can't... Read more »

CBC and VL -- ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Prior to testing +, would a "normal" cbc be indicative to a possible "mid-range" -- or -- is their no correlation?

Also, what is deemed as chronic ARS -- in the forum's they seem to use this terminology with defining it...

Thanks


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