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I have a 4.0 cd4: cd8 ratio and it says absolute increase in t helper cells was detected. Is that Indicate HIV? I google it and that's al I see.

I have a 4.0 cd4: cd8 ratio and it says absolute increase in t helper cells was detected. Is that Indicate HIV? I google it and that's al I see.

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided is not a cause for concern. If you are worried about HIV, get a HIV nucleic acid test.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Is waking up with cold shivers a sign of hiv. Just Googled reasons & this was 1. His Feeling cold with pain in 1 arm, belly pain & heartburn?

Is waking up with cold shivers a sign of hiv. Just Googled reasons & this was 1. His Feeling cold with pain in 1 arm, belly pain & heartburn?

Probably chills: Cold shivers sounds like chills to me. You get chills when you have a fever and your temperature is rising. Fever occurs with many common infections - the common cold, strep throat, mono, ear infections, intestinal infections, kidney infections - to name a few. If chills persist see a health care professional for evaluation. If you think that you might have HIV ask them to run a simple blood test. ...Read more

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Are o negative blood group people resistant to hiv? I've read it somewhere where googling.

Are o negative blood group people resistant to hiv? I've read it somewhere where googling.

No: No. None of the ABO blood groups offer protection from hiv. A person has to avoid getting the virus onto or into the vulnerable parts of his body. ...Read more

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Taking acyclovir 400mg. 3 times a day. I Googled and popped up treats hiv why is this when I was told herpes s this an hiv medication???

Taking acyclovir 400mg. 3 times a day. I Googled and popped up treats hiv why is this when I was told herpes s this an hiv medication???

Not an HIV treatment: You have misunderstood something you have found in your online searching. Acyclovir is indeed one of the main treatments used for herpes (HSV infection). It helps HIV infected people who also have herpes, and there has been research to see if it works against HIV. It doesn't. I'm sure your doctor did not try to mislead you, but ask him or her if you remain uncertain. ...Read more

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Will there be a perfect cure for HIV in future? What is the current state of science with respect to HIV? I have already Googled. Need info from a doc.

No cure in sight: Sorry to say, but HIV is one of the trickiest viruses out there. Good to have done your homework on the subject - but as you've found, we're not really anywhere near developing a cure. That's because the virus writes itself into your own genetic code, so it's almost impossible to ever get it out. Maybe in 100 years we'll have the technology but for now, we only have treatments that can be taken. ...Read more

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My lymphocytes count 20.7. I googled it it said I may possibly have hiv? I have other symptoms including night sweats, diahreah is this very likly to

My lymphocytes count 20.7. I googled it it said I may possibly have hiv? I have other symptoms including night sweats, diahreah is this very likly to

See a doctor: A high lymphocyte could would not be suggestive of hiv; with a count that high, I would be much more concerned about a hematologic process such as a leukemia. I would definitely see your doctor for further bloodwork. ...Read more

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SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning /weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. S

SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning /weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. S

Burning weakness: There are many other causes that can account for your symptoms starting with vit B12 deficiency that you suffer from that are much more likely to be at the root of your symptoms. However, if based on your sexual history there is any chance you might have gotten HIV it is highly recommended to have the test done and finding your HIV status. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning/weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. Sore throat sometimes. Before that I had master health check& everything was fine. Biopsy/endoscopy cause HIV?

SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning/weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. Sore throat sometimes. Before that I had master health check& everything was fine. Biopsy/endoscopy cause HIV?

India: I don't know the standards at the clinic where this was performed. However, standards of care would require that sterilized equipment be used & that medical staff scrub up. If that is observed, then you should not have contracted HIV via these procedures. ...Read more

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What is Hiv?

What is Hiv?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.

http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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What is HIV?

Human immunodeficien: Cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit. Ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more

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What is HIV?

What is HIV?

Bad contagious virus: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. The patient gets AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome). ...Read more

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What cause hiv?

What cause hiv?

Cause of AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus. It may be acquired through sex, intravenous drug use or other exposure to body fluids of an infected person. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read more

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How is HIV spread?

How is HIV spread?

Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-infected blood by sharing needles (piercing, tattooing, drug equipment, including needles); by hiv-infected pregnant women to their infants during pregnancy or delivery, or by breast feeding." http://www. Health. Ny.Gov/publications/9678/index. Htm. ...Read more

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Can I cure my hiv?

Can I cure my hiv?

I wish we knew how: We have learned so much about HIV in the last 20+ years, and treatment for HIV is light years ahead of where we were even 15 years ago. But, once it integrates into cells' dna, we do not know how to dislodge it yet, so we do not know how to cure it. But the medications available today are highly effective, simpler to take, have low side effects, and should provide a near-normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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Is HIV everywhere?

Define everywhere: The virus is entrenched in the world. The total number of cases in the usa is relatively stable. In parts of the developing world, it is still spreading quite a lot. ...Read more

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How do you get HIV?

See below: Having sex with an infected person, and sharing needles with an infected person are common ways. See this site for more information on the subject.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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How is HIV treated?

How is HIV treated?

Medication: There are different virus strains, so depending on this and several other factors, the doctor will prescribe anti-viral medication. ...Read more

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What are two HIV meds?

See below: This site lists all of the approved drugs.

http://www. Aidsmeds. Com/articles/DrugChart_10632.shtml ...Read more

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What r symptoms of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV disease may present as a mononucleosis-like syndrome, may have neurological findings, but is often asymptomatic. Late in the course of HIV disease the symptoms are related to the infections and other conditions associated with immune deficiency. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed the best thing to do is to go and be tested. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom"). ...Read more

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What the causes of hiv?

Virus: Hiv is a virus. It is contagious by means of intimate human contact with someone who has the virus. The contact has to include an exchange of bodily fluid - especially blood & semen - but saliva can carry the virus and perhaps in very unusual rare cases sweat. Avoiding contact other persons' fluids is the best protection. ...Read more

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How HIV is transmitted?

How HIV is transmitted?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more

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I want to ask about HIV?

I want to ask about HIV?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.

http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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Can garlic can cure hiv?

Can garlic can cure hiv?

No cure, meds can help: There are currently no cures for HIV, however treatment may lower a person's viral count to virtually undetectable but the infection remains. Medications help keep viral replication at a minimum and some drugs are used to treat co-occurring illnesses and conditions. Healthy lifestyles based on exercise and diet are also beneficial as is screening for other chronic, treatable disease. ...Read more

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How do HIV lesions look?

Lesions can vary: The most common HIV related lesion is kaposi sarcoma (ks). Its a purple-red raised painless lesion. It can occur anywhere on the skin but is seen mostly on the legs and trunk. ...Read more

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I think I have HIV help!

Hiv: We can't treat you over the internet.
Make an appoinment and see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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How can someone get hiv?

How can someone get hiv?

Blood or body fluid: Exchange of infectious blood or body fluids is the mode of transmission for HIV, typically by sexual contact, contaminated intravenous needles or blood products, or from mother to child during child birth. If you are concerned, you should get tested. Newer testing methods may be as easy as a swab from the inside of your cheek. ...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