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What Can I Do For My Immune System To Keep From Getting Shingles Again

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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

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 »

Symptoms of HIV versus Diabetes: Immune System Integrity

Hi Dr. Bob,Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to have this bout of flat warts on my hands? I've had them for over 4 months now and they don't look as if they are going away.Given my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Francophobe,Back again?"Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to have this bout of flat warts on my hands?" Nope!"Given my predisposition for being a very high-strung guy, always full of... Read more »

HIV and no immune system

Hi Dr.,I recently tested negative for HIV but am wondering about the accuracy of the blood test. I had my spleen removed in 1998 and have no immune system. Will HIV antibodies show up in my blood work or is there another test I should have?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Having "no spleen" and "no immune system" are two completely different things! True, the spleen is indeed part of the body's very complex "immune system," but certainly not all of it. Even with your spleen... Read more »

STD(hpv) and the immune system

dear doc,i think i have hpv, and i think i caught it by masturbating, cuz after i started masurbating(alone), like a couple days later, these weird warts were on my dick... but you said last time that you cant get hpv from masturbating, so forget...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Correct. You cannot give yourself an STD! As the saying goes, it takes two to tango.2.The immune response to HPV is not completely understood. We do know that it involves both arms of the immune system the cell-mediated arm and the humoral... 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 »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Again, the below gospel is plagerized from Gallant.

This may be a dumb question -- but I would sincerely appreciate an answer

If AIDS is a breakdown of the immune system, why don't people with AIDS get
colds all the time? Why... 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 »

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 »