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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
A virus: HIV stands for "human immunodeficiency virus". You may consult the website listed below for more information on this topic. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ba ... Read More
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HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through ... Read More
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Dr. Manel Silva
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Human immunodeficien: cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Bad contagious virus: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knock ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: The topic tags you selected suggest you already know that HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, the cause of AIDS. Anything beyond that is far ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Cause of AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus. It may be acquired through sex, intravenous drug use or other exposure to body fluids of an infected person.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Junn
33 years experience Emergency Medicine
Almost: Today's medical regimen has vastly improved lives of patients with aids to the point where they can lead normal lives - a good example is magic johnso ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-i ... Read More
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Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
I wish we knew how: We have learned so much about HIV in the last 20+ years, and treatment for HIV is light years ahead of where we were even 15 years ago. But, once it i ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Define everywhere: The virus is entrenched in the world. The total number of cases in the usa is relatively stable. In parts of the developing world, it is still sprea ... Read More
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