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Doctor insights on: Early Warning Signs Of Hiv Infection

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I am worried about possible HIV infection?

I am worried about possible HIV infection?

Happy to help...: ...if we understand your concerns--have you been exposed or is your "worry" more academic? ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Is tinea versicolor an early sign of HIV infection ? I get conflicting answers here .

Is tinea versicolor an  early sign of HIV infection ? I get conflicting answers here .

Not by itself: Tinea versicolor by itself is not an indication of an impaired immune system. Markers for aids are infections like widespread candidiasis, coccidiomycosis, toxoplasmosis, tb, and others. If you are concerned, please see your primary care provider and get tested for hiv. That is the only certain way of knowing if you are infected. ...Read more

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Can a fbc test show signs of HIV infection?

Can a fbc test show signs of HIV infection?

Not really: A full blood count, has a variety of different tests that are performed as part of it, but an HIV test is not a standard one. You have to give permission to have an HIV test. However, the lymphocytes may be low, and if a differential count is done, may show low cd4 or cd8 counts, which may suggest the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My lower lip is color red, are these signs of HIV infection?

My lower lip is color red, are these signs of HIV infection?

Not specifically: Acute HIV infection takes many forms. When symptomatic it is a mononucleosis-like condition. Usually, however, it is without overt symptoms and not detected unless tested for. Go and get tested now, and stop having unprotected sex. Is it worth dying for? ...Read more

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What are 1st sign of HIV infection ?

What are 1st sign of HIV infection ?

Get tested for HIV: The first signs of HIV infection include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, aching and joint pain. They are similar to the presentation of infectious mononucleosis. If you are asking about HIV, then you need to be tested for HIV. This can be done at your physician's office or at any public health clinic. ...Read more

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I suspected expose to HIV infection during early November 2013.... get test in april 2014 shown negative.... is is concluded my test result is negativ?

I suspected expose to HIV infection during early November 2013.... get test in april 2014 shown negative.... is is concluded my test result is negativ?

Most likely: HIV usually shows signs in blood work after 3 months post exposure. If a test is negative after 5 months and you have not had unprotected sex or any further exposure then most likely you are negative. Continue to follow up with your doctor and make sure you use protection during your sexual encounters. ...Read more

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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

Depends: Some symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, or pain with swallowing (odynophagia) may represent an opportunistic infection in a personal with HIV infection. If you have a concern about a digestive symptom and HIV infection, you should talk to your health provider about it and consider being testing for HIV infection. ...Read more

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Is getting chancroid a sign of HIV infection?

Is getting chancroid a sign of HIV infection?

Not necessarily: It is an std, and therefore you should be tested for others, but this does not necessarily mean that you have gotten hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more