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How does hiv destroy the immune system

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hits white bld cells: The HIV virus (leading to aids) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "cd4+ t-helper" cell. With these cells knoc... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
HIV: Hiv is the disease that destroys CD4 helper t-cells in our body. Aids is the final stage when HIV has won and overwhelmed the immune system. There are... Read More
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Kills CD4 cells: In simple terms, HIV infection leads to the destruction of CD4 cells, which are a specific type of immune cell called a t-helper cell. They are a typ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hiding inside cells: The HIV is able to avoid the immune system because of its ability to hide inside the cells. The antibodies your body makes to prevent future infection... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Immune system attack: Good evening, it is an insightful question! HIV agent attacks the immune cells themselves while most other infectious agents are attacked by cells... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
HIV window period : Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in th... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe yes, maybe no: Congratulations on apparently effective treatment. With undetectable viral load, at least your HIV infection will not progress. However, the state of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
HIV: Hiv attacks the CD4 t helper cells in our body which are essential cells to assist the immune system in fighting all types of infections. That is why ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Ismailjee
Travel Medicine 22 years experience
HIV life expectancy: Patients infected with HIV can live to a normal life-expectancy age (70s-80s) if they continue their HIV meds and regular medical follow-up.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
HIV: The HIV virus infects the CD4 t-helper cells in our body, eventually leading to the loss and collapse of the immune system to evade and destroy the vi... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
HIV: In a nutshell, attacks the T lymphocytes, one important white blood cell type, considered the master of the immune system, which also has many subtype... Read More
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Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
HIV treatment: There are numerous classes of anti-retrovirals to treat HIV/AIDS. Their mechanisms of action are different, but the end result is the same. They all ... Read More

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