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Does Hiv Positive Cause Cytomegalovirus
More than one factor: Often autoimmune disorders are thought to develop according to a "two hit" hypothesis. First there is a possible genetic predisposition for autoimmunity and then an environmental trigger to give rise to the clinical presentation of the disease. In non specific terms, a trigger could be infection, trauma, certain chemicals. RE: HIV +, some pts can develop autoimmunity but it is not common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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
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
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
Insufficient info: You don't tell us what test you had. I assume that the number is the optical density of an ELISA for HIV antibodies. Depending on what the laboratory that did the test determines as positive, that will tell you if you really are. That is the best I can tell you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is disqualifying: "Presence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or serologic evidence of infection (042) is disqualifying. Positive Enzyme-Linked Immunoabsorbent Assay test(s) for HIV with ambiguous or inconclusive results on Western Blot testing is disqualifying." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You haven't shared: What your risk factors or symptoms are. Please provide amplifying information ; re-ask or get tested. Take care. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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