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Diseases That Mimic 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
Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv. Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons? What else can cause brain inflamation?
There are a number of possible reasons for inflammation of the brain. I would hope that you are getting or have gotten a full work up with a real physician to know the cause of your troubles.
Hiv infection takes about three weeks to spread throughout the body. There is no way to have symptoms of any HIV illness in just two days after exposure.
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Many things: The symptoms of a new HIV infection are nonspecific--that is, the same symptoms can be caused by many medical conditions. Most common are sore throat, fever, a non-itchy skin rash of red spots, and enlarged lymph nodes -- plus others. Most people with these symptoms have other viruses or non-infectious problems, even if at risk for HIV. Testing for HIV is the only way to know. See your doctor. ...Read more
No: I'm concerned about your purging. You won't catch a sexually transmitted disease off bathroom fixtures, but the fact that you've asked this question suggests to me that you need a close, understanding relationship with a physician who's patient, and an educator, and a friend. ...Read more
What would you as an aesthetics pro do to make sure the client doesn't get exposed to HIV & other diseases?
Uniformly fatal: Hiv is a virus that causes aids. Without therapy (multiple expensive targeted medications), the average life expectancy for someone who contracts HIV is 8 to 10 years, and without therapy virtually everyone with HIV would die of disease. This is why HIV is "life threatening". With appropriate drug treatments and good diet/lifestyle some people with HIV may live decades and die of other causes. ...Read more
Living with HIV:
I may have to ask for a clarification. Your question seems dated. Dated because this situation you describe in in patients not on treatment who have allowed their immune function to deteriorate.
Now a days most people in our communities here in america are getting good and effective treatment that keeps their immune function strong. They are actually thriving with HIV infection. ...Read more
Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more
Is it possible for an infected HIV couple to have a child without passing the disease to the child?
What regs ensure an aesthetics 'professional' doesn't expose you to hepatitis, HIV & other diseases?
Licenses: Each state has statutes that allow for governing boards - ie board of cosmetology. Aestheticians are licensed and often work under supervision of a physician or credentialed provider. These professionals are trained in universal precautions, if there are concerns, you should direct them to their supervisor or governing board. ...Read more
Can you contract HIV or other blood-borne diseases from eating a sandwich that had blood on it. How worried should I be and what testing should I get?
My dinner fell on the floor tonight right on the dust pan. Well my husband who made it didn't tell me until after I ate it! Could I get a disease? HIV? Or anything else? I'm so mad!
GI illness?: I’d presume in this context that your main risk would be for a gastrointestinal illness, like a gastroenteritis with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps, from whatever may have been on the dust pan from previous clean-ups. This would occur and complete within a 3-5 day window. If anything else occurs, should see doctor locally for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes.: The main symptoms of HIV / aids are related to immune system suppression. There are other diseases that can cause immune suppression, some of these include hematologic malignancies (leukemias), autoimmune disease (lupus, etc...), and inherited immunodeficiency syndromes. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Still's Disease: Still's disease is the same as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Since we are getting away by allowing physicians who describe a new syndrome assign their name to it, we do not see the term still's disease. Still's disease is the systemic onset of jra. At tmes it is associated with hepatitis and consumtive coagulopathy. I am one of the co-authors of this paper, publshed in pediatrics, 103, p 872. ...Read more
More than it's worth: If your partner's infected, protect yourself. Period. The numbers vary for each individual act, never greater than 1% per event for HIV but very high for syphilis and gonorrhea. There's about ten others, including crabs. You don't want any of that stuff. And who wants to pay with their lives for the silly fun of "going bareback"? ...Read more
Normal platlet count is 150000 to 450000.You should not worry if other indices in blood count like wbc, hemoglobin etc are normal and you have no symptoms, and you are not taking any medication which causes decrease in platlet count
just moniter your platlet count anf if it keeps going down then see a hematologist. ...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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