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Whats the first signs of aids?

Whats the first signs of aids?

Dont wait for signs: Aids is the final stage of HIV infection that puts a person at risk for life threatening infections & cancers.The best way to know if aids is approaching is to get regular testing by an HIV specialist. Waiting for signs or symptoms of aids means one has waited too long.While there is no cure for HIV there is a way to avoid aids with medicine & regular testing.Some people develop aids with no signs. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more


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What is aids ?

What is aids ?

Decreased immunity: Aids stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which can be contracted through exchange of bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. Hiv/aids causes a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, which leave the body susceptible to life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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What causes aids?

What causes aids?

Immune Destruction: Immune destruction caused by the death or weakening on the immune cells by a chronic infection caused by the HIV virus. At some point, usually years after infection, the immune system cannot keep up with the chronic destruction of its cells and weakens to a point where it can no longer fight off infections, even simple ones. ...Read more

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How did aids start?

How did aids start?

Monkey blood: Most likely through contact with the blood of infected monkeys during the hunting and butchering process in africa. In the latter half of the 20th century, improved transportation systems in africa allowed more travel within and outside of the continent, allowing it to spread beyond the small villages where it probably existed for decades before the actual aids pandemic began. ...Read more

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How long can you have h I v without taking meds before it becomes AIDS?

How long can you have h I v without taking meds before it becomes AIDS?

Don't wait!: You're asking a meaningless question. Experts no longer distinguish between having HIV versus AIDS. It's all HIV/AIDS, with "AIDS" the end stage. Nobody should wait for advanced infection (AIDS) to start treatment. Everyone with HIV must be treated, otherwise they will die sooner than necessary. If you have delayed Rx, it's time to move forward. See an HIV specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How is aids transmitted?

How is aids transmitted?

AIDS: Aids is transmitted thro sex and blood transfusion, coming in contact with contaminated bodily fluids. ...Read more

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Where can I find inexpensive or free disability aids?

Disability aids: Home health agency, dept of social service, friends that have the same problems, churches and doctors offices that treat injuries. ...Read more

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Whats the point of getting tested for aids, and if it comes back positive you can be criminalized for something you ain't even ask for! An treated bad?

Being HIV positive: ins't a crime. There is bias however. It would be important to know if HIV positive so that one could be medically treated and protect others from transmission. ...Read more

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Whats creates and cause aids?

Cuased by a virus!: Good evening, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids), is a condition, as the name suggests in which our immune system fails to do the function of fighting viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections, and eliminating cancer cells from our body. The results are uncontrollable infections, and cancers. The defects are caused by human immunodeficiency virus, which are often sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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