HIV and Inflammation

WHAT IS INFLAMMATION? Inflammation is an early response to infection or injury. It is a non-specific immune response  and does not vary depending on the type of injury or infection. Most of the body’s healing tools circulate in the blood. These include antibodies, T-cells and… Read More

Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)

WHAT IS IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though their HIV infection comes under control. An infection that they previously had might return. In other cases, they may develop a new disease. This is linked to… Read More

Immune Restoration

WHAT IS IMMUNE RESTORATION? Immune restoration means repairing the damage done to the immune system by HIV. In a healthy immune system, there is a full range of CD4 cells that can fight different diseases. As HIV disease progresses, the number of CD4 cells drops.… Read More