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Can HIV increase my chances of dangerous infections?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Potentially
Poorly controlled HIV results in a condition where your own immune system is not capable of fighting off even common viruses and bacteria.
So yes, HIV can increase your change of dangerous infections.

In brief: Potentially
Poorly controlled HIV results in a condition where your own immune system is not capable of fighting off even common viruses and bacteria.
So yes, HIV can increase your change of dangerous infections.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Yes
If HIV infection is not treated effectively with antiretroviral chemotherapy it progressively damages the cd4 lymphocytes.
Once the cd4 lymphocyte count drops below 200/mm3 the patient becomes susceptible to opportunistic infections. This susceptibility increases as the cd4 count drops further.

In brief: Yes
If HIV infection is not treated effectively with antiretroviral chemotherapy it progressively damages the cd4 lymphocytes.
Once the cd4 lymphocyte count drops below 200/mm3 the patient becomes susceptible to opportunistic infections. This susceptibility increases as the cd4 count drops further.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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