What Does Hiv Do To The Immune System
Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Ask the Experts
Stanford University, School of MedicineAlthough there are some research-based tests that can assess the function of certain kinds of immune system cells, these are not performed in the normal course of clinical care. The CD4 absolute count and percentage is therefore used as a proxy, as... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »
Connect With Others
Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »
Posted by xrayvison, 3 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello,
I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »
Guides for People With HIV