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What Does AIDS Do To The Immune System

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HIV to AIDS immune system

Hello Dr. McGovern, can you tell me what changes occur in the immune system when an HIV patient becomes an AIDS patient?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is usually marked by a CD4 count less than 200 cells or the onset of a particular type of illness that suggests a weakened immune system. Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum.... Read more »

Boosting AIDS/HIV patients immune systems thru Chiropractic care

Hello:My question is; can you refer me to any "studies" or "research" that I... Read more »

What percentage of immune system differentiates between HIV and AIDS

I have heard that if the immune system is 20% or lower, then a person with HIV is considered to... Read more »
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Strategies for Improving Your Immune Health: The Different Approaches to Improving Your Immune System

Introduction What Strategies Are Available Today? Are Immune Therapies Available? What About Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAMs)? Final Thoughts on Strategies for Improving Your Immune System Introduction AIDS is a disease... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Understanding the Puzzle That Is Our Immune System

Image by Mike Tyka. If ever there was a silver lining to the AIDS pandemic, it might be the scientific contribution HIV has brought to understanding the immune system. Only a few decades ago, not much was understood about our chameleon-like,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

Introduction HIV Targets T Cells HIV Takes Control of T Cells HIV Replicates Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses (Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Study Finds Immune System Benefits of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Animals Infected With the Monkey Form of HIV While Taking These Drugs

CDC Analysis Presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria: Oral Presentation: Kersh, et al., Oral PrEP during mucosal SHIV infection reduces viremia, preserves CD4 counts, and raises potent T cell responses Pre-exposure... Read more »
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Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 2 Replies
Hi,

I do not have hiv or aids but a good friend of mine passed away a few years ago from it. I

live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new

product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also... 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 »

The immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immune system may be able to come back more powerfully than anyone thought after a break in treatment with AIDS drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

They said in patients who had decided to interrupt their complex HIV drug... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone
I believe I have been infected with Hiv. I havnt been tested yet but I have many of the symptoms associated with ARS
The source of my possible infection had a confirmed std but tested negative for Hiv at 3-4 months. Is it possible that... Read more »