Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Definition of Human Immunodeficiency Virus:

A retrovirus associated with onset of advanced immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Also: HIV

Topics Related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

A Low Platelet Count

...the condition
“...Some chronic diseases that affect the immune system – such as HIV, hepatitis C or systemic lupus – may yield a combination of inhibited platelet production and shortened time that platelets persist in the blood, resulting in ITP...”


...the condition
“...The common types of anemia are ... Anemia caused by chronic disease, such as HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis...”
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Astragalus Root a treatment
“...As an immune system enhancer, astragalus root may also be a promising treatment for HIV and for autoimmune diseases such as lupus...”

Beta 1,3 Glucan a treatment
“...Groups of people that are considered to benefit from beta-1,3-glucan supplementation include ... People with impaired immunity from any cause including but not restricted to HIV infection; people with high occurrence of infectious diseases, tumors and undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy; age people aged 40+ when the natural aging process starts to slow down immune...”

Blood Transfusion a treatment
“...Unfortunately this screening is not so strict in some countries, so blood transfusion carries a higher risk of acquiring diseases such as hepatitis B or C, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis.”

Boils, Abscesses, Carbuncles

...the condition
“...Boils and carbuncles are more likely to develop in those with ... Allergies or immune system disorders, including HIV infection...”


...related topic
“...Human CD4 is the receptor that serves as a docking site for HIV viruses on certain lymphocyte cells...”

Chagas Disease

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

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone) a treatment
“...It is also known its hepatoprotector effect on the Hepatitis type B, C, A, herpes, and HIV.  Chanca Piedra has been proven in scientific studies to have antihepatotoxic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, febrifugal, and hypoglycemic activity...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...recommendation Vinegar
“May be an effective aid in the destruction of lipid-enveloped viruses, such as HIV, HHV-6 (strains A and B), EBV, CMV, and herpes.”

Coconut a treatment
“...Reducing seed oil consumption and using coconut milk or coconut oil as the dietary staple is reversing viral loads in HIV, eliminating all types of herpes virus and reducing or preventing other viral diseases including the yearly 'flus' and measles...”

Cryptosporidium Infection

...the condition
“...However, those with a compromised immune system such as those suffering from HIV/AIDS are at greater risk of being infected and will suffer more severe symptoms that may prove difficult to treat...”


...the condition
“...antibodies for celiac disease, perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (p-ANCA) for IBD, HLA typing, quantitation of serum immunoglobulin levels, and serum antibodies against human immunodeficiency virus and Entamoeba histolytica...”


...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...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Common causes of enlarged lymph nodes (and their usual location) ... HIV or AIDS (neck, armpits, groin)...”

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

...recommendation Coconut
“May be an effective aid in the destruction of lipid-enveloped viruses, such as HIV, HHV-6 (strains A and B), EBV, CMV, and herpes.”


...the condition
“...Causes include: infections by organisms such as candida, cytomegalovirus (CMV), or herpes simplex; diseases and conditions that weaken the immune system, such as HIV; poorly-controlled diabetes; immunodeficiency disorders; chemotherapy; long-term steroid use; malnutrition; chemicals that are swallowed; pills that become stuck in the esophagus; medications and...”

Excessive Fatigue

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“Fatigue can be one of the most debilitating symptoms experienced by people with HIV disease, as well as one of the most under-reported and under-recognized aspects...”

Fungal Skin / Nail Infection

...the condition
“...Oral thrush, a form of candida infection found on the mucous membranes of the mouth, may be a sign of HIV infection or other immunodeficiency disorders when it occurs in adults...”

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


...the condition
“...The risk of HBV infection from HBV-contaminated needlesticks is much greater than the risk of spreading HIV by this method...”
...our question about Blood transfusions
“While transfusion-related HIV and hepatitis are now relatively rare events, emerging or unknown infections, transfusion errors, and immunomodulation remain compelling reasons to minimize the use of allogeneic transfusion.”


...the condition
“...For this reason, people who are HIV positive are particularly at risk of a severe case of histoplasmosis if infected...”


...the condition
“Although there is still controversy as to the causative agent, AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome – is commonly thought to be caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...”
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...relationship to Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection
“Scientists are finding that the status of vaginal flora may significantly affect both the amount and the survival of HIV virus inside the female genital tract...”
...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 II
“About 80% of people with HIV are also infected with genital herpes...”
...recommendation Coconut
“Lauric acid from coconut oil, coconut milk and fresh or cooked coconut meat, at 24gm daily for adults, may be an effective aid in the destruction of lipid-enveloped viruses such as HIV, HHV-6 (strains A and B), EBV, CMV and herpes...”
...recommendation Melatonin
“Melatonin slows HIV replication in cell cultures.”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“Alginic acid has been shown to inhibit HIV in the test tube...”
...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...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...and sunflower), glucose (white sugar), asbestos, lead, mercury and other heavy metals, pesticides, air and water pollutants, progesterone, prednisone, morphine, tobacco, cortisol (in high doses), HIV, candida albicans, HCV, E coli and many other pathogens, continuous stress, thalidomide, UV-B light, pregnancy, melatonin (conflicting research suggests that high levels induce Th2 cytokines while...”
...our question about Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever)
“...HIV, for example, greatly increases the risk of developing coccidioidomycosis.”
...recommendation Probiotics
“...Soil Based Organisms (SBOs) (bacillus subtilis and licheniformis) produce surfactin that inactivates lipid envelope viruses (HIV, CMV, herpes etc), kills mycoplasmas, many bacteria and candida albicans...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...The most important part of the treatment is the treatment of the HIV infection with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...”
...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...”
...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.”
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LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone 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...”


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

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“In general, diagnosis and treatment endocrine issues in HIV patients is no different from non-HIV patients...”

Low T-Helper (CD4) Cell Level

...the condition
“...conditions often fall below 200 per cubic millimeter, which is the level needed to diagnose acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in someone who was previously positive for antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-positive)...”
...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“CD4 cells are those cells that are primarily infected with HIV.  CD8 cells are those cells that are primarily involved with killing HIV...”
...recommendation DHEA
“One study has found that DHEA therapy (75mg per day) increased CD4 and CD8 cell counts in the majority of HIV patients...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...can include ... Blood tests that help eliminate other causes of cytopenias, for example lupus, hepatitis, B12, folate deficiency, other vitamin deficiencies, renal failure or heart failure, HIV, hemolytic anemia, monoclonal gammopathy...”


...the condition
“...Infections that can cause neutropenia include: Tuberculosis; Dengue fever; Viral infections such as Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, HIV, viral hepatitis; Increased destruction of neutrophils can be due to the body's immune system targeting neutrophils for destruction...”

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.”
...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“...If HIV has progressed to an advanced stage, night sweats become a severe problem.”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“People with HIV have a weakened immune system and, as a result, are more likely to develop certain cancers...”

Olive Leaf Extract a treatment
“...These enzymes are essential for retroviruses such as HIV to alter the RNA of a healthy cell...”


...the condition
“...Risk of osteomyelitis is increased by peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, a weakened immune system, cancer, chronic steroid use, sickle cell disease, HIV, hemodialysis, intravenous drug use, and old age...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...and needs intravenous antibiotics; if she is pregnant or is an adolescent; if the diagnosis is uncertain and may include an abdominal emergency such as appendicitis; or if she is infected with HIV.  Many women with PID have sex partners who have no symptoms, although their sex partners may be infected with organisms that can cause PID...”


...the condition
“...Viral infections that can cause pericarditis include common cold or flu viruses, meningitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, glandular fever, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS...”

Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis

...the condition
“...These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals with systemic conditions including, but not limited to, HIV infection, malnutrition and immunosuppression...”

Selenium Requirement

...the condition
“...Researchers are finding that selenium deficiency may be involved in many important diseases, including HIV.  The fact that this mineral has been the subject of irresponsible promotion as a cure-all must not blind us to the real possibilities that proper supplementation may have value in disease...”

Senile Dementia

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

Shiitake Mushrooms a treatment
“...The most recent development in shiitake medical research involves the use of shiitake extract to inhibit the reproduction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in tissue culture...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...the condition
“...Shingles is also more common in people with weakened immune systems from HIV infection, chemotherapy or radiation treatment, transplant operations and stress...”
...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.”

Soil Based Organisms a treatment
“...The Soil Based Organisms Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Lichenformis) have been shown to inactivate HIV, SIV and other lipid-enveloped viruses, along with mycoplasmas, fungus and bacteria by producing 'surfactin' – a lipopeptide antibiotic...”

STD Chlamydia

...the condition
“...In addition, recent research has shown that women infected with chlamydia have a 3- to 5-fold increased risk of acquiring HIV, if exposed.”

STD Gonorrhea

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


...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
“The depressed cellular immunity seen in HIV infection increases the risk of coccidioidomycosis...”

Weakened Immune System

...relationship to Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
“Shingles is also more common in people with weakened immune systems from HIV infection, chemotherapy or radiation treatment, transplant operations and stress.”
...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.”
...relationship to Cervical Cancer
“...Since infection with HIV, for example, damages the immune system, being HIV-positive makes women more susceptible to HPV infection and cervical cancer.”

Zeolites a treatment
“...Examples of an underactive immune function would include cancer and HIV disease.  In both these conditions the underactive immune system fails to detect and kill cancer cells or fight off infections as would normally occur...”
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