Can your immune system fight off HIV?

Without a strong immune system, the body has trouble fighting off disease. Both the virus and the infection it causes are called HIV.

How can I boost my immune system to fight HIV?

Include a variety of vitamin and mineral rich foods. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein choices contain vitamins and minerals that help the body function. Zinc and vitamin C are used by the immune system and iron and vitamin B12 are essential for healthy blood cells.

Which blood type is immune to HIV?

Your blood type has no significant effect on whether you will contract HIV – the idea that being type O offers protection is a myth. Scientists think that some people may be genetically more resistant to the virus, but this is not related to ABO blood types.

Why is it difficult for the immune system to fight of HIV infection?

HIV is especially difficult for the body to deal with. This is because the cells that the body uses to fight a viral infection are instead used by HIV to reporduce and replicate. These two factors are like a dog chasing its tail. HIV makes the body produce more CD4 cells to fight this new virus.