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what causes the human immunodeficiency virus?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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 by someone else who has it.
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
nice to see you on health tap Joel! Speaking at international AIDS conference in DC?
Jul 26, 2012

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What effects does HIV have in pregnancy?

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Need to take meds: We have become quite good at managing HIV in pregnancy. It is extremely important that you stay on your meds as this will reduce the chances of the baby getting the disease.
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My child has a fever that won't go away, but the doctor says its just a virus. Do I need to worry its something else?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: This is not a question that can be answered without a physical exam. If you are concerned that something else could be the cause of the fever, your baby must be reexamined.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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, and secondary infections or cancers occur (8-12 yrs). Sometimes, acute HIV syndrome will present as a mononucleosis-type illness with multiple symptoms. Best thing to do is get checked and tested if you feel you have been exposed.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What all is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:

Is alphavirus the pathogen that is the cause of chikungunya virus?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Poorly stated: Chikungunya virus is a member of the alphavirus family.

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