Is AIDS an autoimmune disease?

Answer AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV infection causes AIDS after the virus compromises the body's immune system, leaving it vulnerable to infections. Autoimmune diseases describe... Read More »

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Is it possible to treat an autoimmune disease with HIV?

I had that idea too, but it turns out it doesn't work.For one thing, HIV doesn't actually kill the entire immune system. It mostly kills the T4 cells in the immune system. For another, HIV takes a ... Read More »

Elevated WBC & Autoimmune Disease?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that around 23.5 million adults in the United States are afflicted with an autoimmune disease. It's a mystery why these diseases occur. Nevertheles... Read More »

Lap Band and Autoimmune Disease?

Doctors perform lap band surgery, or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery, to help patients who need to lose weight. Patients with autoimmune diseases may not be good candidates for this ty... Read More »

Is cirrhosis caused by an autoimmune disease?

On One Hand: Cirrhosis Has Various CausesThe two most common ways people get cirrhosis are from heavy alcohol consumption and from chronic hepatitis C, with obesity becoming a common cause, accordi... Read More »