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Are symptoms of cyclosporiasis more serious for HIV patients?

Are symptoms of cyclosporiasis more serious for HIV patients?

Yes: Patients who are immunosuppressed, such as HIV patients can get a much more serious illness from cyclospora. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What are the 5 most common symptoms of hiv/aids patient?

What are the 5 most common symptoms of hiv/aids patient?

HIV: That will depend on whether you are referring to acute HIV syndrome or to the situations occurring when your immune system has been profoundly suppressed. Rephrase the question and will try and respond appropriately. ...Read more

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How do you know that you're hiv+? What are the symptoms, tests and treatment?Do HIV patients have joint pain? Scrotum discomfort/swollen testes veins?

How do you know that you're hiv+? What are the symptoms, tests and treatment?Do HIV patients have joint pain? Scrotum discomfort/swollen testes veins?

See the doctor: You need a clinical picture that suggest you have aids , this is given by a deficit in the immune system . An acute or subacute infectious clinical picture could be present , and with the appropiate history a number of test could be done , including HIV testing . The way to know if HIV is + is testing or it. ...Read more

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Hiv ag/ab combo : non reactive, patient s/co: 0.23 (ref : reactive >=1.0 s/co). What does this mean. After 1 year of exposure.

Hiv ag/ab combo : non reactive, patient s/co: 0.23 (ref : reactive >=1.0 s/co). What does this mean. After 1 year of exposure.

Not infected: S/co is a way of saying that your value is 23% of the cutoff that would make it positive. This does not mean you have a little bit of the virus, it's just the way that the test works in today's age of molecular medicine. ...Read more

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What can i do to ncrease cd4 on an hiv patient?

What can i do to ncrease cd4 on an hiv patient?

AIDS: Antiretroviral therapy, need to follow up in an HIV clinic, cough may be due to PCP pneumonia or other kind of respiratory infection, please find a specialized HIV clinic/ center, goodluck, ...Read more

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In what ways can spirulina help a HIV patients?

In what ways can spirulina help a HIV patients?

Worthless: Despite the fact that this stuff has been promoted for decades as being good for everything, there's basically no real science to suggest it does anything. It's dried aquatic bacteria that contain chlorophyll. Get with an evidence-based holist if you're interested in this stuff. ...Read more

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What is the life of newly infected HIV patients in 2013?

What is the life of newly infected HIV patients in 2013?

Depends upon therapy: Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy. Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful. ...Read more

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Are dialysis patients with HIV allowed to be in the same dialysis room as other patients?

Are dialysis patients with HIV allowed to be in the same dialysis room as other patients?

Yes: Hiv patients are not segregated from the other patients. All of the dialysis personnel use "universal precautions" and there is minimal risk of any blood contamination. ...Read more

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Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Likely: Drug use is a high risk activity for HIV infection, among other infections. Cdc recommends testing everybody for hiv. ...Read more

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Do nurses have the right to know the condition of her patient especially when her patient is HIV positive?

Do nurses have the right to know the condition of her patient especially when her patient is HIV positive?

IMHO--yes: This topic could be debated for days. Some people will say yes, others will say no. But you must consider every patient to be HIV positive, because the patient could be HIV positive and not even know it. That's why it is called universal precautions. It's also important in cases where the nurse is pregnant and the patient has some other infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more