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Dr. Milton Alvis 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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How did the first person diagnosed with hiv/aids contract the virus?

How did the first person diagnosed with hiv/aids contract the virus?

1930s entered humans: You ask a great question. We believe the virus originated in sub-saharan africa. The origin was likely from siv (simian)...Very similar genetically to the hiv. From preserved blood samples we found the first (first?) person to die from HIV was a researcher in the democratic republic of congo in 1959. Unfortunately the entire genetic sequence was not obtained. But enough to know it was our hiv.

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Normally, how long would the hiv/ aids virus live in the body once a person passes away?

Normally, how long would the hiv/ aids virus live in the body once a person passes away?

Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done as quicly as possible for that reason. I would suspect the success of such a culture more than 24 hours after death would be low.

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How long can hiv/aids virus patient survive?

How long can hiv/aids virus patient survive?

Normal lifespan: With the advent of combinations of potent antiviral medications hiv-infected patients can have a normal lifespan as long as they remain on their medications.

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How is hiv/aids spread through dry blood I thought once it hits the air the virus dies So if someone touch the dried blood how can the virus be active?

How is hiv/aids spread through dry blood I thought once it hits the air the virus dies So if someone touch the dried blood how can the virus be active?

It cannot: The HIV virus is a very fragile virus and does not survive very long outside the body. Touching dried blood would not cause any risk for HIV infection. Although, other infections would be a concern so Always use appropriate personal protective equipment when cleaning up blood spills. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R

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This is an educational question. I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does. However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?

This is an educational question. I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does. However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?

Yes, many: There are many chronic viral infections. HIV isn't unusual at all in this regard. A few that come to mine are Ebstein Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis; cytomegalovirus (CMV); varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of chickepox and shingles; human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV); and probably a hundred others that haven't yet been identifed or named.

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Getting tested for hiv/aids. It's been said that the virus sometimes takes up to a decade to show up. So how will we really know if we are infected?

Getting tested for hiv/aids. It's been said that the virus sometimes takes up to a decade to show up. So how will we really know if we are infected?

HIV does not HIDE: You are misinformed. The myth you state is so far beyond any reality that I am not sure how to proceed. But, with the right test, the HIV RNA pcr test, HIV infection can be determined 21 days or longer after infection. Hiv does not hide. It does, however, take a decade some time to destroy the immune system to death. But, the infection is easily determined.

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Having sex with wife n girlfriend cause HIV or aids. V all r not affected by any virus or infection. All 3 r hiv/aids negative.

Very Risky: If I read your question right, you are concerned about the risks of contracting HIV though both wife and gf are negative? If all are negative, you are not at risk. But if either of them cheats, as you are doing, you may be introduced to a host of possible infections including hiv. My advice? Use a condom and seriously consider monogamy.

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Is soap kill hiv aids or how long it takes to die hiv aids in dettol antiseptic it inactive the virus but how long it take to kill the virus in it?

Is soap kill hiv aids or how long it takes to die hiv aids in dettol antiseptic it inactive the virus but how long it take to kill the virus in it?

Why do you ask?: HIV outside the body is extremely fragile. It's transmitted only by exchange of fresh body fluids. Antiseptics are basically superfluous in preventing AIDS transmission. Viruses aren't even really alive, and "inactivated" is as good as gone.

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I have hiv/aids what to do?

I have hiv/aids what to do?

Get treatment.: You need to find yourself an Infectious Disease doctor who has specialty training in treating patients with HIV/AIDS. There are medications you can take that will give you great benefit.

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Why pornstars don't get hiv aids?

Occupational hazard: Not true: although these sex workers/actors are regularly tested, condoms are not always used and anal penetration seems to be on the "rise". These acgors are vetted medically, however, it is untrue that they never contact HIV or become infected.

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What are the symptoms of hiv\aids?

HIV/AIDS: These can be nearly anything since they are a result of the immune deficiency creating secondary infections and malignancies.

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What is the definition of hiv/aids?

What is the definition of hiv/aids?

See below: Hiv means infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids means acquired immunodificiency syndrome and means infection with the HIV virus and an opportunistic infection or a cd4 lymphocyte count of less than 200 cells/mm3.

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When was HIV/AIDS first discovered?

1981: There's lots of information about HIV/AIDS out there - and it's always important to know one's status and one's risks. You may want to try the CDC website, or wikipedia has a good overview. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/HIV/AIDS#cite_note-18 Talk with a doctor for more specific information. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists with HIV/AIDS diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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Is hiv/aids considered a disability?

Is hiv/aids considered a disability?

Yes and no: If you are not able to work due to the HIV infection then you may apply for disability benefits. It is a disease that has the ability to produce a disability. It has serious health ramifications and will result in death if not addressed by a qualified professional.

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What are the tests taken for hiv/aids?

What are the tests taken for hiv/aids?

HIV: Hiv serology (antibody test) is highly sensitive/specific repeated eia test (serology) of initially reactive specimen is a common practice and is followed by westeren blot analysis to confirm the antibodies. In infants upto 18 months maternal antibodies transfer through placenta may not represent true infection in an infant. Hiv PCR test has high sensitivity and sensitivity.

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What are the siptoms of a HIV aids carrier?

Varies: Hiv disease symptoms varies from asymptomatic to symptomatic, depends on immune status and associated opportunistic infections. Early stage there is no symptoms, later have recurrent pneumonia, pcp (pjp) pneumonia, recurrent hsv ulcers and so many others.

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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. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more