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Immune System: What is it? How do you work, why are you vulnerable to HIV?

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Basic health issues in HIV / AIDS. CD4, TB and other acronyms! There are many

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3D rendered illustration of HIV Cell Model

If you are "HIV positive" or HIV positive this means that you have a virus called HIV in your body. This does not mean that you are sick, or that you have AIDS, or that you are dying. If you have HIV, but do not have treatment, HIV will slowly attack the immune system, which is ...

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Possible cure of HIV appears to be in sight, though distant.

in cd4 cells/Highlights/What Makes People/HIV hidden/First Half 2015 146 views

Cientistas nos Estados Unidos, trabalhando em um remédio para AIDS disseram que eles encontraram pistas importantes sobre como HIV se “camufla” para impedir que o sistema imunológico o elimine por completo do organismo do soropositivo, após a supressão do mesmo na corrente sanguínea pelas drogas que compõem o coquetel. O vírus adormecido, que sofre mutações…

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Meningite Criptocócica

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meningitis

Which is? Cryptococcal meningitis is a serious brain and spinal infection that can occur in people living with HIV. It is caused by a fungus - Cryptococcus neoformans. Cryptococcus neoformans is very common in the environment and can be found in soil and in bird manure ....

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Herpes Zoster (shingles)

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What is it? Shingles is an infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella zoster virus, which is a type of herpes virus). You can not develop shingles unless you have had a previous infection of chickenpox (usually as a child). The shingles may occur in people with suppressed immune systems, ...

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Mycobacterium kansasi

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Mycobacterium kansasi

Mycobacterium kansasii: What is it? Which is? A is a type of bacterial infection that can cause severe symptoms in people who have compromised immune systems. People who have a healthy immune system can also be infected with M. kansasii. However, the symptoms they develop are not life-threatening and are ...

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