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Can Hiv Go Into Remission
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
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
It can: Primary infection may cause a flu like illness that resolves and later infections may cause fever. HIV is too complex an issue to deal with in this forum. Please talk to your doctor, get tested and visit this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/con-20013732 ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the type of cancer. "terminal" usually means stage 4 cancer that has spread throughout the body. Cancers can be thought of as "solid" tumors (cancer of the breast, lung, liver, colon, etc.) or "liquid" tumors (leukemias and lymphomas). Solid tumors that are stage 4 may go into remission but almost always come back. Liquid tumors that are stage 4 can often be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on treatment: There are 100's of different kinds of cancer. Cancer treatment will depend on the cancer type, stage, and grade, and health of the patient. Patients are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Some patients require all 3 types of treatment in order to go into remission. ...Read more
Depends on the rash: The rash associated with acute HIV (red flat rash over trunk ; sometimes face) occurs in 50% and is very transient. Kaposi sarcoma lesions tend to stick around a long time with or without treatment. Eosinophilic (allergic) dermatitis assoc w/hiv tends to stick around w/o therapy ; fungal infections do the same. There are some specific rashes to late stage HIV which also stick around a long time. ...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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