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Immune Hiv Will Complications Leishmaniasis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 the first 3 months. Rarely, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibody. If there's concern about acute hiv, a test that measures HIV RNA viral load can be done. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is about 10 days. Talk with md. ...Read more
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 of immune system as soon as they enter our body. Hiv enters the immune cells, kills them, causes programmed cell death of cells, and we lose cell-mediated immunity. This makes us defenseless against other invading organism and normally harmless germs. ...Read more
HIV destroys body: Over time, the virus will destroy the immune system. It depends 'where' the patient is starting off from in terms of 'full strength' or not. If the patient is already on ART, then perhaps some damage has already occurred to the immune system. I don't trust the virus & I would not let it 'take' any more immune function from the patient. Besides, even one infection like pneumonia can kill. Take care ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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