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Understanding the Immune System

Table of Contents Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System Key Cells of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body fromoutside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (types ofgerms or pathogens) that can cause infection and disease. The immune systemalso gets rid of abnormal pre-cancerous cells and cancerous cells that...
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AIDS, Diabetes and a Heart Attack

where can I go for info on a diet I can live with. I've had AIDS for about 6 years...added diabetes to the mix about 2 years ago, and had a mild heart attack last month. as it stands I must limit carbs, sweets, and now avoid dairy, red meat,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I don't know where you live, but would contact the nutritionists who do AIDS. The name of the organization escapes me at the moment, but there are many of them all over the country. They are expert at trying to thread the needle with diets like... Read more »

HIV organ donation

I have been listed as an organ donor on my driver's license for almost 20 years (I am 40 now). I ser-converted last year. Do I need to remove that from my license? Can my organs be donated to an HIV+ person? I live in MD. Do they have a...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Hi TimYes it should be removed from your license. Unfortunately there is no safe way to use organs from HIV positive persons for transplant. Transplant to other HIV persons would risk superinfection with a different HIV variant that may affect that... Read more »

HIV organ damage

I have been HIV positive 13 years and current cd4 439, vl=6536. I am still not on meds,What type organ damage can occur with my delay?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
No organ damage per se. You still have a relatively high CD4 cell count.Some studies show that those who had low CD4 cell count at start of therapy may eventually have more cognitive dysfunction and possibly more bone loss, but these facts cannot be... Read more »

Donating Organs

Is there any use at all for organs to be donated to other individuals with HIV/AIDS. What about bone marrow?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-any answers or comments from readers would be appreciated. I am not aware of such a program right now. KH... Read more »
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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

New Organization for INternational Service by HIV+

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »