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What Happens When The Immune System Is Weakened By Hiv Infection

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Immune System and HIV infection

After having possible exposure to hiv infected blood, I had no acute symptoms for 7 weeks, I then went and had hernia repair. Two days after the surgery I woke up with serious muscle pain on my left shoulder. My questions 1- does hiv have a better...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...That pain by itself is very nonspecific. Although anesthesia or surgery could theoretically alter the immune system temporarily, It would be unlikely that infection (if present) would have been altered 7 weeks after exposure.MH Read more »

The Immune System

Dear Dr.Does the immune systme play any role at all when it comes to becoming infected with... 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
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Suggests Immune Systems of Untreated HIV-Infected Individuals May Deteriorate Faster Than Previously Thought

... The immune systems of untreated HIV-infected individuals appear to deteriorate faster than previously thought, according to preliminary results Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...numerous other infectious diseases. These diseases, which ordinarily do not cause problems for people with fully functioning immune systems, are known as opportunistic infections. HIV-associated opportunistic infections are a leading cause of... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...initiating ART in severely immunosuppressed patients, previously unrecognized subclinical TB can be unmasked by reconstitution of the immune system 287,288 . In HIV-infected patients without pronounced immunodeficiency (e.g., CD4 + count >350... 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 »

What's the deal?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a simple question: I keep hearing that HIV treatments and sooo much better now then ever. well if they are so good, why are soooo many people still dying from AIDS in countries with good health care? (US, UK, Canada) Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... 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 don't they get flus all the time? Why do... 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 »