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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Overview)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell count drops below 200.


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What are the symptoms of aids?

What are the symptoms of aids?

Many: Aids is a virus that attacks the immune protection system of the body. Aids victims can get more infections, especially uncommon ones including an unusual one called kaposis sarcoma. They are weakened, frequently lose weight, and when untreated almost any part of the body is at risk. Current therapy can now attenuate this problem and in the 1st world it is now a chronic, not deadly illness. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
681 doctors shared insights

Aids (Overview)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell count drops below 200.


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What are some treatments for aids?

What are some treatments for aids?

ART: Antiretroviral therapy (art), a combination of anti-hiv drugs (usually at least 3). ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Tip)

Living with AIDS

Remember that people with AIDS can have a normal lifespan if they take medications regularly. ...See more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adherent with your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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Could you please describe two common complications associated with aids?

Could you please describe two common complications associated with aids?

Allow me to make 3!: 3 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) complications: 1. Opportunistic Infections - e.g. Thrush, pneumocystis lung infection, TB, salmonelliosis, cryptococcosis/meningitis, toxoplasmosis, CMV (cytomegalovirus infection), cryptosporidiosis, etc. 2. Cancers e.g. Kaposi sarcoma, lymphomas 3. Other conditions wasting syndrome, cognitive decline and kidney disease ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Tip)

Living with AIDS

Always tell your partner about your HIV/AIDS status before engaging in sexual activity. ...See more

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What is the definition of hiv/aids?

See below: Hiv means infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids means acquired immunodificiency syndrome and means infection with the HIV virus and an opportunistic infection or a cd4 lymphocyte count of less than 200 cells/mm3. ...Read more

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How does aids get transmitted?

See below: The modes of transmission have not changed since it was described over 25 years ago. Sex, blood occasionally, IV drug use (blood), and vertical transmission from mother to baby. Not kissing, not casual contact, not toilet seats, not sweat, not via linens (towels). ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Tip)

Living with AIDS

Hiv can be transmitted through anal, penile-vaginal, and oral intercourse, but greatest risk is anal. ...See more