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Are Symptoms Of Cyclosporiasis More Serious For Hiv Patients
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
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
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.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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