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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.See 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
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.See 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.
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.
Very good: There is no cure for jra and will most likely recur when off of medications. No one can determine right now whether they are more likely to have a flare 1 mon or 10 yrs after stopping meds. If a patient had many joints affected at the time of first diagnosis, they are more likely to have a flare sooner than later after stopping meds compared to patients with only 1 or 2 joints active at diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type.: The most common chronic leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll). With initial treatment with the most aggressive treatments, such as fcr have a response rate of 95% and complete remission rate of 70%. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has a 95% rate of complete cytogenetic response for chronic phase patients receiving initial therapy with the latest drugs.
Not HIV: The rash associated with HIV lasts at least several days, often 2+ weeks, and is continuous. Also, rash is never the only symptom of a new HIV infection. A rash that comes and goes this quickly probably is an allergic reaction of some sort. Get medical care if it continues or you remain concerned.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, and no: Medically, the answer is yes. People often go from advanced stages of HIV disease to early, healthy stages with treatment. However, from the point of view of your state health department and the cdc, the answer is no. Your official HIV stage is always the lowest stage you've ever had, no matter how well you're doing now. But this is for reporting purposes only and has no medical significance.
Help please? What is the difference between cancer going into remission and it no longer existing?
Can be tricky: A cancer is in complete remission when it's not detectable by physical exam, labs, or scans. In some cases, the cancer is gone for good (cured). In other cases, it's still present in microscopic form and thus undetectable. Those are the ones that "come back" months or years later. They don't come back, they were never gone. Only time can sometimes help tell one from the other.
I was diagnosed with HIV a month ago, but haven't received any treatments or medicine... Am I going to be okay?
You need follow up: Sometimes getting to be seen by a doctor takes time, but I would encourage you to CALL and get on the schedule. You can be treated and saved from this disease-u can live a normal life, til age 80 or something like that. You most likely would need medications though and these are the latest guidelines from the CDC -that everyone really should be on medicine. There's lots of great choices these days
Is it possible to predict what going to happen to a HIV patient from the first day he was diagnose till he start to develop aids?
HIV is manageable: Yes. But, first thing to know is that no ethical or good doctor would even let you get close to having aids. There should be a visit with your HIV specialist early on where the standard or common issues with infection are gone over, and what the steps will be to prevent immune collapse.
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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