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Can HIV go into remission?

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 more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Does HIV fever come and go?

Does HIV fever come and go?

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

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Does the HIV rash come and go?

Does the HIV rash come and go?

Many causes: There are many different causes and types of "skin rashes" associated with hiv. There may be rash during the acute phase that may disappear, the "rash" due to kaposi sarcoma will not. Other rashes may be due to various infections. ...Read more

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Can terminal cancers go into remission?

Can terminal cancers go into remission?

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 more

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If you go for ANA test can we diagnose hiv?

No: ANA is a marker for autoimmune disease; to diagnose hiv, you need an HIV elisa (followed by a confirmatory if positive). ...Read more

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How do you get cancer to go into remission?

How do you get cancer to go into remission?

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

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Is having hives which comes and goes hiv related ?

Is having hives which comes and goes hiv related ?

Usually no: Recurrent hives is a very common issue. Developing recurring hives as a result of contracting HIV is an extremely rare occurrence in comparison to other potential factors that lead to hives. ...Read more

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I'm HIV + my CD4 count is 140. Am i going to die.Pls help?

Hiv: You need to see an HIV specialist, there are many medications out there that can help. ...Read more

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I was wondering are HIV rashes constant or do they come and go?

I was wondering are HIV rashes constant or do they come and go?

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

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


Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting.A condition or period n which something is remitted.It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more