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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
CD4 count: As in your other question, CD4 testing is not a substitute for HIV testing and there is no need in someone with negatieve HIV blood test. In people wi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Because it is true: Hiv was formally discovered about 30 years ago. Clinical experience with patients with HIV has shown that if HIV is untreated, most people begin to ex ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience in Pediatric Infectious Disease
AIDS: Sorry to hear about your predicament. You are correct that a CD4 count of 156 is AIDS. This also requires taking new medications for prophylaxis--prev ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
HIV Paranoia: First, Your symptoms do not in any way represent and HIV infection. Second, yes, full immune collapse into AIDS is seen in untreated HIV infected huma ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anything possible: As immune system is week any thing is possible if you nothing about it. regular infectitiuos disease specials visit is imp. and a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Aids: No, the HIV is the virus that infect man and this later progress to aids if not treated.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: There is no evidence for HIV transmission by mosquitoes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Hiv is the only virus that causes HIV disease and aids.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No, you can't get it that way.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Fresh blood / semen: Sex, especially anal intercourse, and needle sharing for drug abuse. The blood supply for transfusion is basically safe. Dark talk about AIDS being tr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: In the more than 30 years since the aids epidemic began the has been absolutely no evidence that the virus can be spread by mosquitos.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You can't.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: Blood-blood transmission of aids is possible.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
No : At least not too our understanding from virology.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Likely not: Really low risk especially without blood in the saliva.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV disease : Hiv refers to human immunodeficiency virus. Infection by HIV always causes disease. This is commonly referred to as HIV disease. Aids is a term tha ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : Yes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Body fluids: The virus is transmitted in body fluids.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
No, but others....: Blood or body fluid contact from someone who is not hiv/aids positive will not cause hiv/aids in the other person. However, there are other infectiou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Mosquitos do not transmit hiv.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
CD4 count around 200: Hiv destroys CD4 cells (specific type of white blood cell that plays a role in helping to fight diseases). The immune system weakens as more CD4 cells ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anti-HIV medications: If you have HIV/AIDS, you can take anti-HIV medications. These days, there are many different HIV medications available, including some medications t ... Read More
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