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What Does The Immune System Do

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Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV & Immune System

Hello Dr. Holodniy:Is there a test available that would tell the current recovery state a HIV+... Read more »

Can HIV compromize the immune system without another disease involved?

Are there studies about HIV positive people with severly compromized immune systems with none of... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...breaks down, people are at risk for opportunistic infections (OIs) and cancers that usually do not harm people with healthy immune systems. HIV can also infect macrophages and other immune cells. Your immune system recognizes and produces... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Freeze Virus Fragment in Shape Recognized by Immune System

...locked it in that form. Then the researchers injected these scaffold-bound epitopes into guinea pigs. In response, the animals' immune systems made antibodies very similar to 2F5 that bound tightly to the epitope. This study demonstrates that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...better prepared to fight off HIV. "They tested the method using so-called humanized mice -- ones engineered to have a human immune system ... When stem cells were treated with the molecular scissors before being injected into mice, the... Read more »
Project Inform

Strategies for Improving Your Immune Health: The Different Approaches to Improving Your Immune System

...system to better recognize and destroy HIV. By giving these vaccines to people living with HIV, researchers hope to train their immune systems to better control the virus. Currently, these vaccines are being studied together with anti-HIV... 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 Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, 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 »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache.... Do things like that impair your immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have... Read more »

Weak immune system vs time to produce antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immune system that it is taking her longer to develope antibodies. Is there any data out there or thinking that those with strong immune systems will develop antibodies quicker than someone who has a week immune system Thnks so much and God Bless... Read more »