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Old 10-13-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Aids (seeking understanding)

Hello,
I am seeking some information concerning the stages of AIDS..I am a concerned sister who want to help a family member..I have researched information about it, but sometimes the best information comes from someone who has it or a family member..I would appreciate any help..

 
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Re: Aids (seeking understanding)

I'm not sure anyone on this board can help as AIDS is not an autoimmune disease. The HIV Boards may be better able to answer your questions.

 
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Aids (seeking understanding)

i have hiv
the way it effects you all depends on the individual
you only get aids if your cd4 level in your blood
falls below a certian point
that means your immune system is very weak and supseptable to other infections.

sorry to tell you gdiluca
hiv IS a autoimmune disease
in fact it is the worst one out there!!!!

 
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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.

 
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