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Why Immune Systems Fail In Aids Patients

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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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Hiv/Aids

what are the precautionary measures for Hiv/Aids patients
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...measure is to have regular medical follow-up appointments. This will allow your doctor to monitor your general health and your immune system. If there is evidence of failing immunity (based on T cell count, viral load, or symptoms), then you have... Read more »

Why is there a patent for an AIDS cure in 1996?

came across it and was a bit taken aback by it...any thoughts as to why?patent#5,676,977
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...report"."All were terminal, some, however, were in moderate condition, and others in poor" What is this nonsense about terminal AIDS patients?"...indicates whether hepatomegaly occurred. This was an unfortunate consequence of the treatment which... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV versus Diabetes: Immune System Integrity

Hi Dr. Bob,Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to have this bout of flat warts on my hands? I've had them for over 4 months now and they don't look as if they are going away.Given my predisposition for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Francophobe,Back again?"Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to have this bout of flat warts on my hands?" Nope!"Given my predisposition for being a very high-strung Read more »

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 »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How the Immune System Fights Disease

... Introduction Normal T Cell Response to Infection HIV Interferes With Normal Immune Response Introduction The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemicals. Its mission is to protect us against foreign organisms and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

...transcriptase" that is crucial for viral replication inside T cells, white blood cells that help coordinate activities of the immune system. (The function of reverse transcriptase, which means "writing backwards," will be explained later when we... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

French Food Company Says Clinical Trials Show Potential Food Product Boosts Immune System in Patients With HIV

...that clinical trials of a substance it plans to develop into a nutritional product over the next few years helped improve the immune systems of patients living with HIV, Bloomberg reports (Bauerova, 9/16). "The evidence is now building that... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...effective HIV drugs have become available. HAD typically occurs in less than 2% of HIV-positive people and generally when the immune system is failing. HAD is not really a disease, but a mental and physical state where a person cannot function.... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems among AIDS patients. Without definitive research, which has just begun, that second wave of suffering could be a... 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 »

G-Man i need your help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
G-Man you seem to have alot of knowledge with dealing with and pertaining to HIV. I hae a question for you. I had a major febrile illness after a sexual encounter. I tested negative on ELISA out to 6 months, negative DNA, Negative RNA 1.0 Read more »

ABCnews.com

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/SecondOpinion/secondopinion.html Fighting the HIV Party Line The Gay Community Like the Straight One Offers Little Solace for Non-Conformists Commentary By Nicholas Regush Its a little past... Read more »