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Will My Immune System Be Bad If I Have Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses (Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath, called a capsid . The genetic material in the core is RNA (ribonucleic acid), which contains the information that the virus needs in order to replicate (make more copies of itself) and perform other functions. You can think of RNA as the set of rules the virus follows in order to...
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Overactive Immune system.. HIV ?

Doc. back in 2003, I had protected sex and received oral sex... after that life is not the same.. I have come down with prostate infection, ear infection, and sick very bad.I am always sick, have sypmtomes all the time.. Such as, Chest Pain upon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ben,I'll be brief.1.Your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to one year are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.You do not have an "overactive immune system," nor do you have CFIDS.... Read more »

HIV develops escape mutations to evade immune system

Hi Dr. Bob I just want to know your thoughts about this recent discovery. And also as a result of this discovery does that mean that HIV can possibly stay dormant (would Antibody test be unreliable diagnostic procedure? Here is the full article:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The article you reference is a short review that discusses the genetics of HIV evolution. We have known for some time that HIV mutates (changes) fairly rapidly. That's how it manages to become resistant to so many of the antiretroviral... Read more »

Are the 3 percent people with bad immune systems?

Hi Shannon,Are the people that take longer than 3 months or up to 6 months people with weakened or bad immune systems? I got tested neg. at 4 months. What should I do now?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hiyes they are. As long as there has been no exposure during this 4 months than you are negative.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Hyoeractivated immune system?

Dear Dr, Holodniy:My T cells get stranger and stranger. Three plus years of HIV and past 3 sets of labs every 2-3 months, show CD4 % going from 45 to 50 to 56%. CD4's from 740 to 1,050 to 1,500 in the most recent one (I did have an upper...
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
You don't indicate what your HIV viral load results are or if you are currently receiving HIV treatment.... Read more »
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Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »

immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would persisted symptoms such as yeast infections,sores in nose,coated tounge ,that keep comming back be a sign of a poor immune system,and if so how bad would the immune system have to be not to produce detectable antibody's by 6 months.I can't... Read more »

More on the two immune system stuff

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Again, the below gospel is plagerized from Gallant.

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... Read more »

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 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »