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How Does Aids Affect The Immune System
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 knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can late stage his/aids be treated and the immune system still boosted? Is it ever too late to be diagnosed and treated?
Can you tell me why an individual with a compromised immune system (for example, a person with aids) may be unable to?
Suppressed immunity: THere are many reasons for a compromised immune system. This can cause increased susceptibility to infections of various kinds. As such, one must take extra care to avoid things that will increase infection risks, such as direct contact with someone who is ill. As well, some live vaccines may be contraindicated, and certain types of travel may be ill-advised. ...Read more
What happens if you have a high immune system does it decrease your chances of getting aids or are chances still the same?
The same: I don't know what you mean by a "high immune system" (or how you would know). The state of your immune system does not affect your chances of being infected with hiv, and it doesn't affect the rate of progression if you do get infected. These things are more affected by your genetics than your immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 subtypes e.g.T helper cells, T suppressor cells, etc.., the virus attacks mainly the T helper cells thus disrupting the whole defense system, hope that helps ...Read more
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 act to decrease viral replication, causing a decrease in the viral load in the blood as well as a gradual increase in the CD4 - T helper - cells. This helps to boost back the immune system. ...Read more
Immune deficiency : immune deficiencies have multiple reasons. Some people born with it. Some are acquired or induced by different medications or conditions. These topic is too broad for this post ...Read more
Does having aids reduce or eliminate the effects of allergies, since the immune system is not working?
Maybe: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. If you get better sleep with your sleep aid this could be helpful to your immune syst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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