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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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For what length of time can a person be HIV positive without having any physical symptoms/signs?

For what length of time can a person be HIV positive without having any physical symptoms/signs?

Sometimes Years: There are some people called "slow progressors" that never develop any signs or symptoms of HIV infection & they are often surprised to find from routine bloodwork that they are positive for hiv. These people can, however, pass along the virus. That is why it is important for anyone the is sexually active in a non-monogomous relationship to be tested regularly. ...Read more

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Can early stage aids still be treated, what if you were diagnosed HIV positive late after a number of years?

Can early stage aids still be treated, what if you were diagnosed HIV positive late after a number of years?

Treatable: It's better to treat early, but your live can still be saved if you're diagnosed even in the advanced stages. Any concern, get seen. ...Read more

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I unprocted sex with a merried woman before ten years back I and she no symptomps for HIV may I am HIV positive?

I unprocted sex with a merried woman before ten years back I and she no symptomps for HIV may I am HIV positive?

Possible: Hiv can remain without symptoms for lengthy time periods (although 10 yrs is at the end of the spectrum for most persons). If you think there is any chance you have been exposed to HIV the best thing to do is get tested. If, on the unlikely chance you are positive, the earlier the diagnosis is established the better the outcome with therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Enlarged tonsils can be also the symptoms of HIV positive?

Enlarged tonsils can be also the symptoms of HIV positive?

Yes: Any lymphatic tissue such as tonsils and lymph nodes can be enlarged by hpv. If you have no risk factors for hpv such as IV drug abuse, homosexual or heterosexual intercourse, or body fluid exposure then very unlikely. Suggest blood test if you have risk factors and tonsillectomy if they continue to remain enlarged, get bigger, hurt chronically, interfere with swallowing or cause sleep apnea. ...Read more

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im 30 yrs old and Had unprotected sex 4 months ago, 4 weeks ago developed shingles on my back. Weak immune system, HIV positive? No prior symptoms.

im 30 yrs old and Had unprotected sex 4 months ago, 4 weeks ago developed shingles on my back. Weak immune system, HIV positive? No prior symptoms.

Too important: Your request is too important to pass on even though it's confusing. If you're asking about chances of having contracted HIV 4 mths ago, definitely have a test and counseling and always use protection. If you know you are HIV+, please be responsible and avoid spreading it to others. Shingles has been seen to emerge in newly HIV infected folk, so please do test, DX and treat whatever you have! ...Read more

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371.5 a HIV positive Result?

371.5 a HIV positive Result?

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 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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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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How safe is sex with an HIV positive person?

How safe is sex with an HIV positive person?

HIV is real: Hiv infection is transmitted sexually and in situations where blood is shed. Are you asking this because you do not understand how infections and viruses work? Sex with an HIV positive person can happen with protection. Your question makes very little sense. ...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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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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How could HIV positive persons join the military?

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 more

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When should one start medication when HIV positive?

When should one start medication when HIV positive?

~500: It is now generally accepted that HIV medication should be started when a persons CD4 cell count (your "t cells", the part of your immune system that helps destroy harmful pathogens and prevent opportunistic disease) is around 500. This does vary....I personally start people even at the 700-800 levels. Medications are very effective now a days and much less toxic than they were in the past. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could possibly be HIV positive?

Can you tell me if I could possibly be HIV positive?

You haven't shared: What your risk factors or symptoms are. Please provide amplifying information ; re-ask or get tested. Take care. ...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?

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?

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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