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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mixed up: you are rather confused about your condition, as you were previously answered: kindly seek help in a Tertiary Care facility where multiple specialists ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
No: It takes an averagely healthy individual 3-6 months (6 months to be on the safe side of probability in case of HIV) to develop detectable antibodies t ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV treatment: Congratulations on successful treatment of your HIV. The important thing is your excellent HIV related tests. Many people without HIV have frequent co ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Months to years...: Every person has a unique response to viral infections based upon genetics, nutrition, other medical conditions, smoking, etc... Hiv can be present i ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immune system attack: Good evening, it is an insightful question! HIV agent attacks the immune cells themselves while most other infectious agents are attacked by cells ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Multiple: Aids related complex can certainly cause a peripheral neuropathy with distinct numbness, tingling and weakness. Dementia in younger males may be anot ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
MYTHs: No. It never did. That is a false myth without a single basis of truth to it.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV hides?: No. That is not possible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
HIV...: ...Damages the immune system itself; the mechanism it uses to develop immune response to other viruses, HIV uses to infect new cells.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hits white bld cells: The HIV virus (leading to aids) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "cd4+ t-helper" cell. With these cells knoc ... Read More

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