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which immune cells are most often attacked during early HIV infection in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

the virus invades the helper t cells and the macrophages, hiding within their membranes. because both stimulate onee another att differenttimes in the the immune resonse, then the helper t cells are "disabled" they do not cause the macrophages to act. which results inthe diversion of b cell antibody production and the abscence of NK cell formation HIV IS A RETROVIRUS.ITS GENETIC MATERIAL IS RNA INSTEAD OF DNA.IT WRAPS ITSELF IN THE COMPONENTS FROM THE HOST HELPER TCELL MEMBRANE. ONCE INSIDE THE HOST AN ENZYME USES THE VIRAL RNA AS A PAATTERN FOR MAKING DNA AND INSERTS THESE NEW INSTRUCTIONS INTO THE HOSTS CHROMOSOMES. AT SOME POINT THEY ARE ACTIVATED AND THE PROCES CONTINUES UNTIL THE HELPER T CELLS ARE DEPLETED. so i guess t cells are the answer.  (+ info)

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome from swimming?

A couple of days ago, I was swimming in a pool located within an apartment complex that I live by. Eventually an African American familty entered the pool which prompted me to quickly exit and check if they had stolen any of my belongings. Just yesterday I was diagnosed with pneumocystis pneumonia, a disease common to individules infected with HIV. AIDS can be contracted by an exchange of various body fluids which I assume spewed forth from the Africans enlarged nostrils. What do I do?

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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)?

does anyone know the current status of the research to find a vaccine for AIDS? i know there is things that you can take to slow it down and there isn't a vaccine at this moment.

It will never happen. Sorry, but AIDS mutates faster than the FLU!  (+ info)

Identify and describe three of the more common opportunistic infections related to acquired immunodeficiency?


1.Thrush is an oral yeast infection.
2.Karposi's Sarcoma is a cancer most commonly found in middle aged Mediterranean men. It consists of skin eruptions & sores.
3.Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) caused by the jiroveci fungus. It is among the most serious of the opportunistic diseases. Most peoples' immune systems protect them from getting PCP.  (+ info)

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by which virus?

A. Herpes virus
B. Hepatitis B
C. Human immunodeficiency virus
D. Human T cell leukemia virus
E. Human papilloma virus

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AIDS(Acquired immune deficiency syndrome): are there ways to prevent this?

There had been symposiums and seminars about preventive measures regarding AIDS... what are ways to avoid AIDS? How do we control AIDS?
There had been symposiums and seminars about preventive measures regarding AIDS... what are ways to avoid AIDS? How do we control AIDS? What are the signs and symptoms of it?

Celibacy will protect you perfectly. (No one ever likes that suggestion)

The other thing is condoms.

and avoid certain high risk actions, like sharing needles if you inject drugs, (you really ought to avoid that all together) and anal sex is particularly hazardous.

You must have missed the late 1980's somehow. That's when I heard all this.  (+ info)

acquired immune defiency syndrome is caused by?

A genetic defect or a blood-borne parasite or a blood-borne virus or a bacterium, ingested with contaminated waters.

A blood borne virus  (+ info)

Select the correct statement about immunodeficiency?

A.Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) disease is an acquired condition.
B.The causative agent in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a virus that recognizes CD4 proteins.
C.Hodgkin's disease is a hereditary immunodeficiency found in children.
D.The most common form of immunodeficiency is graft versus host (GVH) disease.

SCID is a condition that people are born with
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer (not directly inherited, only the proto onco genes are)
GHV is not the most common form of immunodefiency  (+ info)

What colour awareness ribbon for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (or generally immunodeficiency syndromes)?

what do u mean by colour ?  (+ info)

Explain how gene theraphy would be used to treat SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome)?

please i alredy learned this in my school but i still want it fresh in my mind

Here is the link to an authentic scientific article in Pubmed Central, US National Library of Medicine: Gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency: are we there yet?

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1878528  (+ info)

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