Re: Aids (seeking understanding)
Sorry to hear that you have HIV, Smiteler. It is indeed an immune disease: an aquired immune disease, rather than the classic autoimmune diseases of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, diabetes, etc. and the like involving one's own antibodies that go into overdrive (not yet proven to be caused by biological agents, although research may change that) and actually start attacking your own body systems, as defined by most med dictionaries. I only meant to distinguish them as they all are immune conditions but that there are wonderful boards right here that deal more specifically with HIV, just as there are boards that are specifically for Lupus and Sjogren's. No disrespect intended, nor trivializing of anyone's condition was intended. HIV infection is a terrible thing.