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Can Chlamydia Turn Into Hiv
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
Trichomonas and HIV: No. They are two entirely different infections. Trachoma as can be entirely a symptomatic or it can cause itching and a watery vaginal discharge. Your Gyn Provider can help you decide whether to treat it or not. Untreated trich can also infect your partner which is why many providers prefer to treat both partners. As for HIV, it is an entirely separate infection, but subject to risky behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely not: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Although HIV is also a sexually transmitted disease, it is a VIRUS, not a bacteria, and not in any way remotely related to the chlamydia bacteria. Bacteria do not change into viruses at any time. AIDS is the progressive end-stage form of HIV so that would not be derived from chlamydia either. ...Read more
No, however.....: Both HPV (human papilloma virus) and herpes virus are separate germs that are transmitted through sexual contact. HPV cannot turn into herpes any more than an apple could turn into an orange.However, both germs can be transmitted at the same time and may emerge at different times. ...Read more
No, different germs.: HIV is caused by a virus. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are each caused by a bacteria. A bacteria of one type cannot change into another bacteria or virus. However, a person who gets one of these infections is engaging in unprotected sex and often a person with 1 STD can have other STDs ,and sometimes more than just these 3 STD's. The infected person can transmit all of these infections to a partner ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not exactly: Hiv causes a chronic infection for which there is no current cure. With HIV medication patients can expereince a longer disease free life. However this period of improvement only exists as long as patients continue on treatment. A disease free period without medication does not exist for 99.5% of HIV patients.Close monitoring of blood work & response to HIV medicine is required throughout life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The two are totally differentGet a more detailed answer ›
No: Bv is not a sexually transmitted illness. It's an imbalance between yeast, acidophilus & BV germs that normally live inside our vaginas like we live on the earth - hopefully peacefully coexisting. When something's out of whack [illness, stress, antibiotics, fatigue], then yeast or BV germs can overgrow. Trich is sexually transmitted disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CD4 count around 200: Hiv destroys cd4 cells (specific type of white blood cell that plays a role in helping to fight diseases). The immune system weakens as more cd4 cells are killed. Hiv infection can exist for years before it progresses to aids. People with HIV progress to aids when their cd4 counts fall below 200 or they experience an aids-defining illness (infection/malignancy like pneumocystis or lymphoma). ...Read more
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
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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