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What System In The Body Does Hiv Affect
All systems: All systems are eventually affected by thc as well as all other medications that are taken chronically. ...Read more
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
Antiinflammatory : Cortisol is a very important anti-inflammatory hormone secreted by your adrenal cortex. It is natures prednisone. Too little cortisol can manifest as low blood sugar, inflammation, anorexia and other symptoms (this would be called and adrenal crisis) too much cortisol = muscle wasting, osteoporosis, weight gain, high blood sugar, and other symptoms. ...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
Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver. I suspect the alcohol in nyquil (if taken in usual dose) will be metabolized in a couple of hours or less. ...Read more
Get oxygen to blood: Respiration is the process of bringing oxygen into the lungs and exhaling carbon dioxide out of them. Once inside the lungs, the oxygen crosses cell membranes to get into the blood stream. The blood circulates the oxygen to the rest of the body including the brain which cannot function without it. Carbon dioxide is the waste product of well functioning cells and is also carried back by the blood. ...Read more
Spleen & LNs: Spleen and lymph nodes. Fights infection and removes senescent blood cells. ...Read more
Trouble for heart: Angina is an uncomfortable sensation from heart muscle suffering from lack of circulation - essentially acute oxygen deprivation. If this deprivation is not corrected, then a heart attack, with permanent heart muscle damage, can follow. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Primarily: ...It effects the brain. It can, however effect the cardiovascular system as well. ...Read more
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis. ...Read more
Too complicated: It is a complex subject. In short, HIV virus kills T-lymphocytes and degrades immune system. That results in other infections and tumors. There are effective treatments. See this site for more information. https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/what-is-hiv-aids/ ...Read more
Very well: Wow! what a question to answer with a short answer. The nervous system develops very well from cells in the fetus which have the potential to become any type of cell line. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Multiple etiologies of CNS inflammation exist, many of which are chronic (infection more acute or subacute). Using the model of ms, we can see cognitive loss, fatigue, weakness, numbness, imbalance or incoordination, loss of vision, problems with bowel/bladder fnctn. So given this ballpark approach, different disorders can affect general fnctn. ...Read more
Infections good/bad: Can be good or bad. Germs (viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc) stimulate one or more response(s) by immune system to isolate and destroy the "attacker" which is usually good. However that immune response may be excessive leading to disease (ie autoimmune illnesses) bad. The improvement in childhood health may be contributing to the increase in allergy, the hygiene hypothesis, usually a negative. ...Read more
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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