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Does Hiv Positive Cause Cytomegalovirus
I am HIV positive. I have a recurring white penile discharge how can I make it go away permanently & what’s the cause after it was treated last month?
Urethritis: You need to find out what it is. The first step is a urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia naat. If either comes back positive, you need to be treated. If the tests are negative, this may be a different kind of urethritis, one we can't test for but that can usually be treated with Azithromycin or doxycycline. If you have sex with women, trichomonas urethritis is another possibility. ...Read more
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
Autoimmune diseases: These diseases are particularly nasty because in actual fact the body is attacking itself. I think of the immune system as an army, & they r just itching to go to war- if there's a confused order somewhere instead of attacking germs they attack U! A rheumatologist can help. Treatment consists of slowing down that army-putting them back in the barracks. HIV/AIDS may actually help if immune sys weak ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause of a chronic dry cough and flue in a patient who is HIV positive but started ARV therapy and their cd4 is normal.what is the best tr?
I had sex with a girl i sepect to be HIV positive but after 2 days i started pep and the next i saw rashes on hand.What caused the rashes?
Several associations: Rashes can be caused by many things including infections. Was the rash on the girls palms? This may be an indication she has syphilis. Its actually rather uncommon for rashes to be on peoples hands in regards to infectious disease. You need to have comprehensive blood work including RPR and titre, HIV testing and use a condom when having sex. ...Read more
Safe sex, HIV Rx: Congratulations on your responsible approach! 1) Inform all partners so they can choose to have sex with you or not, or to avoid some sexual practices. 2) Always use condoms for vaginal or anal sex. 3) Be in medical care, religiously take anti-HIV drugs, and keep your viral load low. Your doctor or clinic can fill in the details. If you do all these, you will never infect a sex partner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes indeed: Similar question a few days ago. Also you? With proper medical treatment and care by an expert, people with HIV can normal lifespa and pretty much normal lives, including healthy pregnancy, delivery, and children. Get care from an expert in infectious diseases in general or HIV/AIDS in particular; s/he will also be able to refer you to an ObG with expertise in managing HIV in pregnant women. ...Read more
HIV Symptoms: Often times there are no symptoms. And once you are (if you are) positive there may not be any symptoms for a long time. But, when someone feels their new infection it is like the worse flu of your life. Muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes a pale full body rash. If you have high risk behavior then please find a doctor or clinic that knows how to do the new testing with an HIV rna/dna viral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blindness: The most devastating intra occular disease is caused by CMV (cytomegalovirus). When the immune system significantly fails, to the point where the patient has less than 100 cells mm3, a retinitis may develop leading to permanent blindness. It is classified as re-emergent disease from a dormant viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible but...: If you're HIV+, and want to have a child, it is much more possible these days. However, I would strongly recommend that you speak with your medical provider about how to do this. It depends on who is HIV+ (female or male or both). There are ways to do this safely, so that the chance of transmitting HIV to the child is reduced. Would recommend seeing an HIV specialist that can discuss this further. ...Read more
Not likely: About 20% of the population catch the flu yearly. Most are healthy persons. Hiv positive makes you more succeptable to infection so yes if you are in poor condition and HIV pos you can catch viral, bacterial and fungal infections easier, however just because you catch the flu is no reason to suspect that you are now HIV positive. If you have risk factors for HIV then get tested. ...Read more
CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...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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