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Is pregnancy dangerous for HIV positive parents, should I be concerned?

Is pregnancy dangerous for HIV positive parents, should I be concerned?

HIV and Pregnancy: Many millions of people are now thriving with HIV in the world. Having an infected baby is nearly eradicated in the world. The whole world. Anyone with HIV should be connected to an expert. Pregnant or those HIV infected women who want to be mothers need to be on effective treatment and their OB or pediatrician must be ready for the delivery so that the baby is born uninfected. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What causes one to develop an autoimmune disorder? And can you get one if you're HIV positive?

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 more

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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?

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?

Mgt workup: There are several possible associated conditions with the symptoms described. I would suggest an evaluation to include a chest radiograph and repeat serial testing of his CD4 count. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

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 more

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How long does it take to turn HIV positive?

How long does it take to turn HIV positive?

HIV: After being infected you can rapidly (within hours to days) detect the virus in the blood by pcr-rna testing . Antibody testing (usual means of testing) often becomes positive within 2 wks and sometimes later, which is why you should be tested at least up to 6 mos after exposure. ...Read more

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Until what age can an HIV positive person reach?

Until what age can an HIV positive person reach?

Hard to say: This question is somewhat unanswerable. Many folks on anti-retrovirals are doing well and have near normal life expectancies barring any complications. But there are many caveats in that it is exceedingly hard to predict for every case. You should be seeing an infectious disease doc who specializes in HIV as they are more up on new trials and can answer better. ...Read more

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Does hair grow when you are HIV positive?

Does hair grow when you are HIV positive?

Yes: Hair will grow normally with HIV infection, except in advanced aids. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more