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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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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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 you tell me about HIV or syphilis or any other infection disease can cause pain in testis?

Can you tell me about HIV or syphilis or any other infection disease can cause pain in testis?

Mumps: HIV and syphilis are not likely to cause pain in testes. Bacterial infection of the testes and epididymus can cause testicular pain. Passing crystals and stones in urine can cause referred pain in testes. Infection with mumps virus can cause inflammation and pain in testes in addition to salivary gland and pancreas. ...Read more

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Can having syphilis cause a negative hiv eia antibody blood test be inaccurate. What can cause false negatives. Its been about 12 years since event.

Can having syphilis cause a negative hiv eia antibody blood test be inaccurate. What can cause false negatives. Its been about 12 years since event.

You've asked before: I recognize you as having asked variations on this question frequently. Something happened twelve years ago and you seem obsessed with the idea that you have a false-negative HIV test. At this point, I think you realize that these fears are unrealistic, and they're holding you back from enjoying the rich, happy life that should be yours. Your physician can guide you in overcoming these. Best wishs ...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

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