AIDS

Definition of AIDS:

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  An immune system deficiency disorder that suddenly alters the body's ability to defend itself.  The AIDS virus invades the T4 helper/inducer lymphocytes and multiplies, causing a breakdown in the body's immune system, eventually leading to overwhelming infection and/or cancer, with ultimate death.

Topics Related to AIDS

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

...as a treatment
“...L-carnitine helps prevent obesity and has even shown benefit in AIDS patients...”

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...There are also several less common causes of Addison's disease ... CMV (cytomegalovirus) virus in association with AIDS...”
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Anemia

...the condition
“...The common types of anemia are ... Anemia caused by chronic disease, such as HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis...”

Autologous Transfusion

...related topic
“...This stored personal blood is a protection against AIDS, hepatitis, and other communicable diseases...”

Candidiasis

...related topic
“...Growth is encouraged by a weakened immune system, as in AIDS, or with the prolonged administration of antibiotics...”

Chagas Disease

...the condition
“...In persons who are immune compromised, including persons with HIV/AIDS, Chagas disease can be severe...”

Chlorella

...as a treatment
“...scientific documentation and reliable anecdotal reports indicate that chlorella is effective in helping to reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis...”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Immunodeficient patients (AIDS patients or who have those who have received transplanted organs), are at high risk of contracting CMV infection...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...With the AIDS pandemic, one needs to be alert for opportunistic infections that may present as acute diarrheal illness...”

ELISA

...related topic
“...A test that detects the presence of the AIDS virus or Lyme Disease antibodies...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...Patients whose immune systems are compromised by conditions such as AIDS or HIV, cancer therapies, or organ transplantation are more susceptible than other individuals to any form of encephalitis...”

Endocarditis

...the condition
“...This occurs most commonly in patients with compromised immune systems, such as those with AIDS or those who have undergone chemotherapy...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...HIV disease or AIDS; cat-scratch fever; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; serum sickness; leukemia; Hodgkin's disease; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; canker sores; drugs (such as phenytoin); typhoid vaccination; salivary duct...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Some medications may by themselves cause excessive sweating, such as the medications often used for prostate cancer, AIDS, or pyridostigmine (Mestinon™) used for the condition myasthenia gravis...”

Garlic

...as a treatment
“...One report described how garlic enhanced the body's natural killer cell activity against the AIDS virus...”

Germanium

...as a treatment
“...Germanium has been used in the treatment of AIDS/HIV since the late 1990s...”

Histoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Disseminated disease is more frequently seen in people with cancer or AIDS...”

HIV/AIDS

...the condition
AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome – was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic...”
...our question about Herpes type II
AIDS has been associated with frequent and severe genital herpes infections...”
...relationship to Low Male Testosterone Level
“An estimated 45% of men with untreated AIDS and 25% of asymptomatic, untreated HIV-infected men experience low testosterone levels...”
...relationship to Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)
“In HIV progression to AIDS, there is a shift from Th1 (cellular immunity) to the less effective Th2 (humoral immunity)...”
...relationship to Herpes Simplex Type I
“Some AIDS sufferers develop frequent oral herpes infections...”
...recommendation Marijuana
“Marijuana is being used to moderate wasting syndrome in AIDS patients...”
...recommendation MGN-3
“...Dr Ghoneum, who has been researching MGN-3 since 1993, reports that T4 levels can be maintained in almost every case of AIDS he has tested, and oftentimes they will even begin to increase...”
...recommendation Test for Hormones
“Several studies have shown that testosterone levels are generally lower and that testosterone administration alleviates fatigue and depression in men with HIV/AIDS...”
...recommendation Glutamine
“Individuals with muscle-wasting and immune-system related illnesses (such as cancer or AIDS) who may be incapable of manufacturing their own supply of glutamine, may benefit from glutamine supplements taken along with other amino acids...”
...recommendation Garlic
“In one study, 10 patients with AIDS who were given 5 to 10gm per day of an aged garlic extract later had increased levels of natural killer cells, a higher helper:suppressor ratio, and reduced infection rates...”
...recommendation against Therapeutic Fasting
“Extended fasting should be avoided in AIDS patients, who tend to be malnourished already...”
...recommendation BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
“...Since the virus generally believed responsible for AIDS contains a lipid envelope, BHT warrants investigation as a potential antiviral agent against the AIDS virus...”
...recommendation Mistletoe
“...IX International Conference on AIDS...”

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

...related topic
“A retrovirus associated with onset of advanced immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...A few supporters also claim that HBOT helps patients with AIDS, arthritis, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, senility, cirrhosis, Lyme disease, and gastrointestinal ulcers...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...These include AIDS, CFS, candidiasis, multiple allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), viral hepatitis, gulf war illness, cancer and other illnesses...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...KS appears in 15-20% of AIDS cases...”
...related topic
“...It is most common in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), but it can also develop in organ transplant patients who are taking medication to suppress their immune system...”
...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“People with HIV/AIDS are particularly prone to developing various cancers, especially those caused by viruses such as Kaposi's sarcoma, cervical cancer or cancers of the immune system known as lymphomas...”

Keratoses

...relationship to Weakened Immune System
“An immune system that is weakened, for example by chemotherapy or AIDS, is less able to fight off the effects of the sun radiation...”

L-Arginine

...as a treatment
“...of tumors and cancer by supporting and enhancing the immune system, promotes improved immune system responses to bacteria, viruses and tumor cells, supports healing, and is used in the treatment of AIDS and immune system diseases...”
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LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

...as a treatment
“...FDA-approved naltrexone, in a low dose (only 3mg), can boost the immune system, helping those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and autoimmune diseases...”

Leukoplakia

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“HIV or AIDS patients are especially likely to develop hairy leukoplakia...”

Lipoic acid

...related topic
“...Has been used therapeutically in the treatment of AIDS and diabetes because of the synergy between alpha-lipoic acid and vitamin E and the interlocking cycles which lead to better optimization of antioxidant nutrients...”

Low T-Helper (CD4) Cell Level

...the condition
“...One T-cell may be subtly altered so that it responds to the polio virus, another to hepatitis-B, a third to the AIDS virus, and so on...”
...recommendation DHEA
“...Intl AIDS Conference Abstract no PB0322, 1994]...”

Lymphocyte

...related topic
“...The helper T-lymphocyte, a subtype, is the main cell infected and destroyed by the AIDS virus...”

Microbiological Stool Exam

...as a treatment
“...AIDS or cancer treatment); E...”

Nephrotic Syndrome

...the condition
“...drugs, lithium, and street heroine), allergic reactions (to insect stings, snake venom, and poison ivy), infections (malaria, various bacteria, hepatitis B, herpes zoster, and the virus which causes AIDS), and severe high blood pressure...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Chemotherapy (leaches the body of estrogen, which brings on menopause); HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis, Hodgkin's Lymphoma and other fever-producing / immuno-suppressing disorders diseases; Diabetes; Hyperthyroidism; Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)...”
...relationship to Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Disease
“...MAC is common in women with HIV/AIDS and can be deadly if left untreated...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...] Some sufferers from immune-compromising diseases such as AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome use noni to boost immune system function...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“Other than AIDS, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common and serious complication of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) among women...”

Pneumonia

...the condition
“...Fungal Pneumonia Fungi can cause pneumonia, but they are relatively rare except in people who have suppressed immune systems (such as those with AIDS)...”

Polymyositis

...the condition
“...(where muscle cells are unable to process chemicals normally), hormone disorders (such as abnormal thyroid, calcium, and magnesium conditions), and infectious diseases (such as influenza virus, AIDS, streptococcus and Lyme bacteria, pork tapeworm and schistosomiasis)...”

Problems Caused By Being Underweight

...the condition
“...Weight loss can also be due to wasting diseases such as cancer and AIDS...”

Psoriasis

...the condition
“...It may be aggravated by injury or irritation (cuts, burns, rash, insect bites), and it may be severe in immunosuppressed people (such as with chemotherapy for cancer, or with AIDS) or those who have autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis...”

Scleroderma

...the condition
“...The immune system does not need to be improved in scleroderma, because it is already overactive (and not underactive, as in AIDS...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“...Infections of the brain, any severe infection of any part of the body, and chronic infections such as neurosyphilis and AIDS...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Causes include ... HIV, the immunodeficiency disorder that leads to AIDS...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“Some people with AIDS develop frequent and severe shingles; shingles is 9 times more likely to develop in those infected with HIV...”

St John's Wort

...as a treatment
“...Additionally, another report indicated the new AIDS drug, Indinavir, had less than an adequate blood level in patients taking St...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...Also, persons with gonorrhea can more easily contract HIV, the virus that causes AIDS...”

Test Immune System Function

...as a treatment
“...The importance of the immune system as highlighted in the early 1980s by the emergence of AIDS, in which all of the immune disorders may occur...”

Therapeutic Fasting

...as a treatment
“...Malnourished patients with cancer or AIDS should not fast...”

Thrush

...related topic
“...Occurs most often in infants, immunocompromised patients, and AIDS victims...”

Thymic Factors

...as a treatment
“...Lower thymic hormone levels in the blood are associated with depressed immunity, and are typical of the elderly, individuals with chronic infections, autoimmune disorders, cancer and AIDS patients...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...This is one of the main causes of death among those with AIDS...”

Tuberculosis

...the condition
“...This would include the elderly, children, people with HIV/AIDS, people with diabetes, or anyone who has been "worn down" from lack of sleep or lack of proper nutrition...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Data now suggest that trichomoniasis may increase the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, and may cause delivery of low-birth-weight or premature infants...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“...Individuals with AIDS are at high risk not only for pulmonary coccidioidomycosis but for the disseminated form and cutaneous form of the disease...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Immune deficiencies are also attributed to acquired infections or diseases that target the immune system, such as AIDS, while others, particularly primary immunodeficiency diseases, are often due to genetic abnormalities...”
...relationship to West Nile Virus
“Anything that suppresses the immune system, such as AIDS, chemotherapy or organ transplantation, can make people more susceptible to West Nile virus...”
...relationship to Pneumonia
“People whose immune systems are suppressed, such as those with AIDS or those undergoing chemotherapy, are more susceptible to pneumonia...”
...relationship to Small Intestine Cancer
“Lymphoma of the small intestine is strongly associated with a weakened immune system such as occurs with AIDS...”
...relationship to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
“Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is more common among people with inherited immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, or HIV/AIDS, and among people taking immunosuppressant drugs following organ transplants...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...relationship to Weakened Immune System
“...Common causes of immune deficiency are AIDS and cancer...”
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