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What Immune System Does For The Body

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...important immune cells don't know which invaders need to be removed from the body. When this coordination 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 antibodies to HIV, but antibodies alone are not enough to eliminate the virus. This is partly...
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Cats Claw and Immune SystemThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Has there been any recent studies and findings on the use of cats claws to assist in maintaining a strong immune system or as an alternative treatment for HIV positive persons? Is it considered Eastern Medicine? Where did it originate?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Alternative therapies are becoming morepopular when it comes to treatment of HIV and other chronic diseases. Access our information here at The Body's Alternative Therapies Page. Somepeople with these diseases are... Read more »

Chiropractic can help improve immune system (CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND HIV, 2010)

I'm sorry to see you blinded by science Dr.BobMy meds were not working and as soon as I went to chiropractic treatment my CD-4 improved from 250 to 350 in 1 month-placebo effect I think NOT.Maybe you are not looking at the right science results on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood work showing the facts that chiropractic did help with their immune response. There is research out there that shows the immune system is in part controlled by your nervous system which is not done by Chiropractors so this can't be biased.... Read more »

Side effect of AZT to body or immune system in detailed! - JB

Dear Dr John Bartlett, Hello, can u tell me the side effect of AZT to body or immune system in detailed. Thank you! :) Yours Wing Yi
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...malaise. Laboratory side effects can include lowered red blood and white blood cells. Overall, the total impact of AZT on the immune system is a plus -- it does raise CD4 cell counts.John A. Bartlett, M.D. Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrient depletion may also begin to occur earlier in the course of HIV disease, even among individuals with relatively intact immune systems. Several factors can contribute to nutritional problems in people with HIV/AIDS. Malabsorption: HIV or... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Turn on Your Body: Mobilize the Immune System

...better, more powerful antivirals with fewer side effects, there are ongoing efforts to try to eradicate HIV and to get the body's immune system to control HIV without the constant use of antivirals. On this front, we have bad news and we have... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Immune System

... The immune system is the body's defense against disease. It defends the body from attack by foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

...inhibitor) and 14 receiving HAART plus IL-2, administered either intravenously or subcutaneously. IL-2 is a regulatory protein of the immune system produced in the body by T cells. IL-2 has potent effects on the proliferation, differentiation and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...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, for the most part, in relative silence and obscurity, these systems of... 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 »

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 »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
...8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. Read more »