Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 557–564

Immune reconstitution of acquired immune deficiency syndrome

  • Jie Wang (王 阶)
  • Hong-sheng Lin (林洪生)
  • Meng-yu Liu (刘孟宇)
  • Yong Li (李 勇)
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11655-010-0573-2

Cite this article as:
Wang, J., Lin, H., Liu, M. et al. Chin. J. Integr. Med. (2010) 16: 557. doi:10.1007/s11655-010-0573-2

Abstract

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic infectious disease, which the patients are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV damages the human’s immune function and causes CD4 cell decline in the number and function. Immune reconstitution is an important treatment to AIDS. Bone marrow transplantation, adoptive immune cell therapy and cytokines infusion can all assist the immune reconstitution; highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) can effectively control the virus replication and benefit the immune reconstitution. HAART combined with immunotherapy is an important method of immune reconstitution in AIDS patients. Chinese medicine is playing a more and more important role in immune reconstitution. Immune reconstitution has always been effective in the whole treatment of AIDS.

Keywords

acquired immune deficiency sydromeimmune reconstitutionChinese medicine

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© Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Wang (王 阶)
    • 1
  • Hong-sheng Lin (林洪生)
    • 1
  • Meng-yu Liu (刘孟宇)
    • 2
  • Yong Li (李 勇)
    • 1
  1. 1.Guang’ anmen HospitalChina Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.China Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina