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Gambar Virus 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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can the hiv/aids virus live in liquid vaginal soap? There is a rumor that people put their "secretions" in soap at Wal-Mart.
You got it: It's exactly that, a rumor. A pretty silly one too. Good wishes. ...Read more
Is a popped pimple deep enough for hiv/aids to enter the bloodstream and infect someone with the virus.
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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Absolutely: Highly active anti-retroviral therapy usually consists of a combination of several different classes of agents which are inhibitory to hiv. The combinations attack the virus from multiple different biological pathways, make resistance development more difficult, allow restoration of large parts of the damaged immune system, make transmission to others less likely and extends life of patients. ...Read more
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HIV: In a nutshell, attacks the T lymphocytes, one important white blood cell type, considered the master of the immune system, which also has many subtypes e.g.T helper cells, T suppressor cells, etc., the virus attacks mainly the T helper cells thus disrupting the whole defense system, hope that helps ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more