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Doctor insights on: Carnation Stunt Associated Viroid Like Rna Virus

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Sustiva (efavirenz) side effects: Possibly. The longer you are on sustiva (efavirenz) (especially) your sugars and lipids may be affected. But, given your age, diet and or the lack of exercise is the main reason for blood sugar troubles. ...Read more

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Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more

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Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear. It can be transmitted if there are open areas or sores in the mouth while deep kissing, like in those with braces. ...Read more

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Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: The virus is present in blood and can be transmitted like HIV is transmitted. See this site for more info. http://www.htlv1.eu/htlv_one.html ...Read more

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Have wrong info. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Have wrong info.  Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate.  How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. ...Read more

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How small is the so called "small" risk of acquiring something bad from hepatitis b immune globulin (hbig) used as HBV pep (blood-derived product)?

How small is the so called "small" risk of acquiring something bad from hepatitis b immune globulin (hbig) used as HBV pep (blood-derived product)?

Very very small: Modern treatment of Immune Globulin products has pretty much eliminated fear for hepatitis or hiv. However one is always concerned over prion which is a particle not degraded by alcohol or heat and can cause a severe neurologic condition. However I have not heard of a single case of this condition induced by immune globulin. Thus there is a risk which is as remote as being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Which viruses and/or bacteria, if any, are known to affect and/or mutate the vdr gene ( vitamin d receptor gene)?

Which viruses and/or bacteria, if any, are known to affect and/or mutate the vdr gene ( vitamin d receptor gene)?

Deficiencies in gene: Due 2 infection are unlikely the cause of poor vit d function, it's usually vit d deficiency, lack of sunlight. Not sure, it's low probability. Other symptoms may get relief if u sleep better at night w/better daytime energy. It's not hard with the proper meds. I bet your memory due 2 anxiety/ mood issue. The meds can b tailored to help pain, must sleep for pain control. Private for med review? ...Read more

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On CFS & immunity: What Rx drugs might help with high susceptibility to viruses? Antiviral botanicals had modest results, but little energy level rise

On CFS & immunity: What Rx drugs might help with high susceptibility to viruses? Antiviral botanicals had modest results, but little energy level rise

No miracle: Although studies have shown that those with low vitamin D3 level are more likely to contract viral respiratory disease. I am not aware of any botanical including echinacea having proven anti-viral activities. ...Read more

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Does G6PD deficient individual has any immunity from Ebola virus?

Does G6PD deficient individual has any immunity from Ebola virus?

Not aware of any: studies that suggest that G6PD deficiency offers any immunity to Ebola. My concern would be that these people could be at risk of reactions to treatment venues that might be provided if they are infected with Ebola. ...Read more

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Is it true that hypothyroid is caused from Epstein Barr virus ? I had infections as kid (UTIs, ear inf., etc), now dx with hypothyroid. Related?

Is it true that hypothyroid is caused from Epstein Barr virus ? I had infections as kid (UTIs, ear inf., etc), now dx with hypothyroid. Related?

No: Most humans are eventually infected by the EB virus, often in childhood. If it doesn't catch up with them until adolescence it is more symptomatic. Many organs are influenced/ impaired by the condition but the thyroid gland is rarely involved. If it triggered hypothyroid, everybody would be. ...Read more

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Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?

Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody.  Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?

You don't most likel: there can be a problem with the test if the antibody has not developed (takes up to a month) or if the viral proteins are so much that it sucks up all the antibody. Gnerally both the viral protein and antibody levels are measured at the same time. but seems negative. ...Read more

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Does VCA IgG value 77.1 u/ml and EBV IgM value less than 10 shows current Epstein Barr Virus infection?

Does VCA IgG value 77.1 u/ml and EBV IgM value less than 10 shows current Epstein Barr Virus infection?

Insufficient: VCA IgG and EBV IgM sometimes are not sufficient to tell, what exactly is going on. More tests may help, for example "D early antigen (EA-D)" and "Epstein Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA)". ...Read more

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High HIV viral load in saliva striking the tonsil/throat bhnd mouth durng kissn can trnsmt hiv? As like body flud in oral symptoms strkng the back thrt?

High HIV viral load in saliva striking the tonsil/throat bhnd mouth durng kissn can trnsmt hiv? As like body flud in oral symptoms strkng the back thrt?

Misinformed?: There is no such thing as a high viral load for HIV in saliva. There is zero history in the whole epidemic of HIV transmission from saliva. No transmission from kissing regardless of the health of the mouth of the person being kissed. But, HIV infected semen are well known to be a risk for HIV transmission during receptive oral sex if HIV infected semen is present in the throat. ...Read more

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Is it true that olive leaf extract kill viruses and retroviruses like HIV and htlv?

Doesn't matter: I don't know, but it really doesn't matter. There are lots of things that kill hiv, such as soap and water. Killing HIV isn't the answer. The answer is to stop HIV from replicating and to be able to eliminate latent infection, which olive leaf extract won't do. ...Read more

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Varicella zoster igg level 2339. What does it mean, a recent infection or general immune deficiency?

See answer: Varicella zoster IgG level raised suggests a past infection with chicken pox or shingles. Raised IgM levels wld suggest a very recent or present infection. Either way it wld not suggest a general immune deficiency! ...Read more

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Rna (Definition)

This is a building block for dna. Rna is what makes up the double helix and ...Read more