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A 18-year-old member asked:

what cause hiv?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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.
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Infected body fluid: Hiv transmission can occur through sex, needle sharing, infected secretion of body mainly genitals and infected mother can transmit to baby. In developing nations untested blood transfusion can also responsible for transmission.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hiv?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Top resource for HIV: People in north america wanting basic and advanced information about the disease HIV or aids, diagnosis and treatment, resources, caregiving and prevention should start with this from the cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/topics/basic/index.Htm#hiv.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How prevalent is HIV across the world?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
1% aged 15-49: According to 2006 data, an estimated 1% of the world's population aged 15-49 has HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). This equals 33.4 million people. The majority of infections worldwide are in sub-saharan africa.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How does HIV cause polyclonal cell activation?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
B-cells: The ways in which HIV and hiv-infected immune cells cause overgrowth of uninfected b-cells, making them divide (polyclonal) and overfunction (polyclonal gammopathy, b-cell quasi-lymphomas) are coming to be known and are hugely complex. Best recent review http://www.Nature.Com/nri/journal/v9/n4/execsumm/nri2524.Html.
Lebanon
A 27-year-old male asked:

Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Multiple causes: On the average, 0.2 percent of elisa tests give a false positive HIV test result that are then proven incorrect by a western blot test. Autoimmune diseases, recent vaccinations, multiple pregnancies or prior infections with hepatitis b, malaria or tuberculosis can stimulate the production of antibodies that cross create with hiv, thus producing a false positive HIV test.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

What the causes of hiv?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Virus: Hiv is a virus. It is contagious by means of intimate human contact with someone who has the virus. The contact has to include an exchange of bodily fluid - especially blood & semen - but saliva can carry the virus and perhaps in very unusual rare cases sweat. Avoiding contact other persons' fluids is the best protection.

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