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What could be reason that persons with HIV are at risk of getting many other diseases?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Living with HIV

I may have to ask for a clarification.
Your question seems dated. Dated because this situation you describe in in patients not on treatment who have allowed their immune function to deteriorate. Now a days most people in our communities here in america are getting good and effective treatment that keeps their immune function strong. They are actually thriving with HIV infection.

In brief: Living with HIV

I may have to ask for a clarification.
Your question seems dated. Dated because this situation you describe in in patients not on treatment who have allowed their immune function to deteriorate. Now a days most people in our communities here in america are getting good and effective treatment that keeps their immune function strong. They are actually thriving with HIV infection.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine

In brief: Orchestration

The HIV virus affects the t cell mediated immune system. T cells orchestrate our entire immune system. Therefore no matter what the cd4, HIV positive persons are at high risk of catching salmonella and tuberculosis.
As the immune system is disturbed, risks for opportunistic malignancies and infections arises, .

In brief: Orchestration

The HIV virus affects the t cell mediated immune system. T cells orchestrate our entire immune system. Therefore no matter what the cd4, HIV positive persons are at high risk of catching salmonella and tuberculosis.
As the immune system is disturbed, risks for opportunistic malignancies and infections arises, .
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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Dr. Robert Killian
Most people today with HIV have the opportunity to be on medication that prevents their immune system from being destroyed and these individuals are not at risk of getting many other diseases.
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