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What Has Changed In The Immune System When An Hiv Patient Becomes An Aids Patient

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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 »

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... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain... Read more »
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HIV and Your Immune System

... Why Learn About HIV and the Immune System? Permitting us to survive and thrive in a sea of potentially infectious microbes, our immune systems are always at work. Laboring, Read more »
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Immune Restoration

... What Is Immune Restoration? How Can the Immune System Be Restored? Are New CD4 Cells as Good as Old? What Is Immune Restoration? Immune restoration means repairing the damage Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...could be a coincidence, although it is hard to find anyone who thinks so. Instead, experts are coming to believe that the immune system and organs of long-term survivors took an irreversible beating before the advent of lifesaving drugs and... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What are the associated vision problems with being hiv positive? Thanks! Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
...appeared to be related to the individual's CD4 count - a marker of how far HIV/Aids has progressed and how healthy the person's immune system is. The researchers said: "With 40 million patients worldwide now living with HIV/Aids, detailed... Read more »

Medicine - To be or not to be

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have also posted a note on the Living W/ Hiv board, but thought I would try here too. Over there, all I got was a message filled with hate... Anyway I was just diagnosed after having trouble with chronic yeast infections, all this trouble started... Read more »