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My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

Maybe: Leishmania comes in two forms: the skin (cutaneous) form and the internal (visceral) form which are transmitted by bites from sand flies. These parasites live inside of your cells, causing chronic non-healing sores or large spleens, fever & low blood counts. People with lowered immunity can have activation of old infection or increased susceptibility to new infection.See a specialist fo treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can some people be immune to hiv?

Can some people be immune to hiv?

Rarely: The antibody, chemical the body makes after an individual acquires hiv, is detected by a blood test. This does not provide restistance or immunity to hiv, once HIV infection has already occurred. A small number of individuals do inherit a mechanism on their cells( t lymphocytes) that provide significant protection to acquiring HIV safe sex is always recommended to prevent hiv. ...Read more

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Why can't our immune system clear HIV like other viruses?

HIV...: ...Damages the immune system itself; the mechanism it uses to develop immune response to other viruses, HIV uses to infect new cells. ...Read more

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How long can people with normal immune system live now with HIV medications?

How long can people with normal immune system live now with HIV medications?

A normal life: Essentially a near normal life. National data from the nih and cdc show the average life expectancy to be measured just several years short of what would otherwise be expected. It is essential though to have routine follow ups with a qualified infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Is it true that when i get infected by HIV my immune system will be weeked in less than a month?

What are you asking?: WHEN you get infected by HIV? Hopefully, this will NEVER happen. You mean IF, correct? And the answer is, "Yes"; during the acute illness your T-cells will drop precipitously, then rebound. It sounds as it you need to talk with a reality-focused physician. If you are in a relationship with someone who is HIV+, you can be protected. ...Read more

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How many have been found to be immune to hiv?

How many have been found to be immune to hiv?

Very rare: A very small minority of people have a mutation which makes it much more difficult for the virus to gain entry into the cell and establish infection. But even these people are not completely "immune" and can still become infected under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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How does HIV affect the immune system?

How does HIV affect the immune system?

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 so many good treatments, you must see your infectious disease specialist to be placed on appropriate HIV therapy. ...Read more

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But what makes HIV able to avoid the immune system?

But what makes HIV able to avoid the immune system?

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 infections cannot enter the cells, thus they are useless once the HIV is already inside. While inside, they can multiply and thus continue to cause disease for years. So, the best treatment we have =prevention. Live well, evangelineli1. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if some people are immune to hiv?

Hi docs, can you tell me if some people are immune to hiv?

Very rare HIV immune: God made everyone differently -and some people are just good at certain things. Oddly enough, about 1 in 100 descendants of European extraction may have a natural resistance to HIV-1 infection. It's rare and I wouldn't count on it-but there are people out there like that. HIV is a very tricky virus though- you have to be very careful these days. Look up CCR5 or C-C chemokine receptor type 5. Cool ...Read more

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What could be reason that very rare people are born immune to hiv?

Immature T cells: In order for cells to be infected they must express the cd4+ receptor site. In immature cells this receptor site is not expressed therefore the cell cannot uptake the virus and become infected. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more