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

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

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 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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Can a HIV positive person have Kids?

Can a HIV positive person have Kids?

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

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Are HIV positive diagnoses usually difficult?

Are HIV positive diagnoses usually difficult?

No: It's very easy to diagnose HIV infection. The test is simple and highly accurate. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for a HIV positive individual?

What are symptoms for a HIV positive individual?

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 more

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Should HIV positive women be allowed to have children?

Should HIV positive women be allowed to have children?

Yes: Yes. They have a right to have children like anyone else. As long as she sees a high risk OB and manages her HIV prenatally and during the immediate postpartum period, the risk for HIV transmission can be very very small. ...Read more

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What kind of eyesymptoms are they with a HIV positive?

What kind of eyesymptoms are they with a HIV positive?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: HIV positive?

What is the definition or description of: HIV positive?

HIV: Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the currently incurable disease aids. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get HIV from an hiv-positive roommate?

How likely is it to get HIV from an hiv-positive roommate?

Doesn't happen: You won't get HIV from a roommate unless he or she is more than just a roommate. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to have protected sex with an HIV positive person?

Not entirely: Using protection is better than not using it, but it is not 100% safe. See this site for more info and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/index.htm. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm HIV positive and would want to have a child?

What do you advise if I'm HIV positive and would want to have a child?

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

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When does HIV positive turn to aids?

When does HIV positive turn to aids?

CD4 count around 200: Hiv destroys cd4 cells (specific type of white blood cell that plays a role in helping to fight diseases). The immune system weakens as more cd4 cells are killed. Hiv infection can exist for years before it progresses to aids. People with HIV progress to aids when their cd4 counts fall below 200 or they experience an aids-defining illness (infection/malignancy like pneumocystis or lymphoma). ...Read more

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Yes: Precautionary measures have to be taken when handling infected baby's body fluids, i.e., blood or saliva. ...Read more

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How can we have a baby, my wife being HIV positive?

Seek high risk OB: You can have a baby if your wife is HIV positive. First see a high risk OB doctor for consultation. ...Read more

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Madam my age is 17 is it possible for hiv positive?

Madam my age is 17 is it possible for hiv positive?

It is if you've had: sex with HIV positive person or been contaminated by blood from HIV positive person ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 80 year old to be hiv positive?

Is it possible for an 80 year old to be hiv  positive?

Sure: The HIV virus, and viruses in general, are equal-opportunity germs. They do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, or ethnicity. Also, "HIV positive" can mean a positive screening test, a positive confirmatory test, etc... A person is truly HIV positive if she has a positive confirmatory test that shows she actually has her own HIV infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to live with an HIV positive family member?

Is it safe to live with an HIV positive family member?

Yes: You don't get HIV from living with someone with hiv, only from sex. Close contact is not a risk. ...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


Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Hiv Positive (Definition)

Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the ...Read more