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how does hiv turn into aids

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
By not treating it: Hiv infection turns into aids (a more advanced stage) when it's left untreated and allowed to progress. Hiv treatment prevents this from happening.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Years; No: Hiv infection has historically progressed to full-blown aids in 5-20 years. Hiv infection cannot be cured, but its progression can be arrested with me ... Read More
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated answer: Hiv can not be cured. In regards to the time it takes to go on and develop full blown aids varies. In general terms around 10 years..But this is not ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Exposure? testing?: Were you engaged in any activity which could have caused an exposure? Unprotected sex with a possible carrier? This can be anal or oral as well. H ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV causes AIDS: Aids is the late stage of disease caused by the HIV virus.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV or AIDS: Hiv is the infection. Everyone who has aids had HIV infection. Aids is a epidemiological definition. It means that the person is at risk of develop ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Hiv is the virus that causes aids.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, theoretically: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, leading to acquired immune deficiency syndro ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
WebMD: Go to webmd. This topic is way too big for the 400 characters we hav.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way.

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