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used in It Happened to Nancy

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not in danger of being affected by something — especially a disease


relating to disease resistance
  • Being happy and feeling helpful and all like that might bring up my immune system and my endorphins and all that self-healing stuff.
    p. 254.6
  • Precious little fourteen-year-old Nancy's tragic battle with AIDS becomes all the more tragic because of her extremely lowered natural immune system, which a lowed the virus to so quickly ravage her delicate body.
    p. i.3
  • I think my antihistamine just kicked in .... or maybe I'm just so excited and happy that my immune system is happy and excited too.
    p. 80.1
  • I didn't even understand what AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) meant before.
    p. 130.0
  • "Immune Deficiency" means a breakdown in your body's defense system against disease.
    p. 130.3
  • It works like this: When the HIV virus enters your body, it invades a cell that is part of your immune system.
    p. 130.5
  • Those copies of the original virus attack other cells in your body that are the key parts of your immune system.
    p. 130.7
  • Then you start getting every kind of disease that you are exposed to, including rare ones that you would never get with a good healthy immune system and normal health.
    p. 130.8
  • When people have normal health, their immune system can defeat most kinds of viruses, including those that cause flu.
    p. 130.8
  • Dr. S. says that lots of people who are HIV positive feel pretty good for five or six or even seven years, but because of my low immune system to begin with, I've got an infection in my eyes that just doesn't seem to want to clear up.
    p. 145.2
  • They are the usually harmless germs that attack people with AIDS-weakened immune defenses.
    p. 146.7
  • Dr. S. says my HIV is progressing soooo much faster because of my lowered immune system.
    p. 149.1
  • Maybe I'm lucky that my immune system is so low that I knew after less than a year .... or am I?
    p. 159.8

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