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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Hiv mutates in response to HIV therapy. If you're being treated without a complete response (partial suppression), the virus can mutate so it can rep ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: The obvious answer is that HIV causes it. But perhaps you meant "how do you get it?" you get HIV by having unsafe sex or by sharing needles/syringes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Evolution: It came from a simian precursor transmitted to humans by one of several mechanisms. This virus mutates continuously and the form to which it mutates ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV infection/AIDS: The HIV virus causes HIV infection and aids. There are many clinical manifestations of HIV infection and aids, which are too numerous to list here.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Sharing body fluids: Hiv is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Get tested.: The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested for hiv. Please visit with a clinic or doctor and have testing performed. The clinic or doctor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many and few.: At the outset the patient infected may not even be aware of the presence of the virus, and this can persist until the immune system is badly damaged, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Blood: Tainted blood transfusions are the easiest way to become infected with hiv. In the developed world, all blood is screened for HIV and blood transfusi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not: The virus itself probably hasn't evolved much. What has evolved is our ability to treat it. Resistance mutations occur, but this sort of evolution af ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It is the AIDS virus: Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is the blood borne virus that causes aids or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is transferred via blood or b ... Read More

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