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What is HIV 1 and how does one get it?

What is HIV 1 and how does one get it?

It is HIV: Hiv is human immunodeficiency virus--type 1 or 2...Does not matter which type...It is transmitted via sexual/vaginal/anal intercourses, needle sticks/sharing, and mom-child transmission during pregnancy/birth (vertical transmission)...Kissing and simple touching does not transmit the disease... ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Can you please tell me how hiv-1 and hiv-2 differ?

Can you please tell me how hiv-1 and hiv-2 differ?

Geography: Hiv-2 is found mostly in west africa or in people who come from west africa. It's similar to hiv-1, but may progress more slowly to aids. There are also some drugs, particularly nnrtis, that don't work against hiv-2. ...Read more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Find a doctor specializing in HIV treatment
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Lifestyel modification, less stress, eat healthy, exercise, condoms
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Can you tell me about hiv-1 protease inhibitor?

Can you tell me about hiv-1 protease inhibitor?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/protease-inhibitors-pis-for-hiv ...Read more

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What is HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes? I had blood work done. Did they test for antibodies and the virus?

What is HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes? I had blood work done. Did they test for antibodies and the virus?

Antibody test HIV: It is a test for the two main types of HIV antibody (ab), types 1 and 2. Eia is the primary test method that is inexpensive, but it occasionally has false positive result, so there is a reflex test (automatic confirmation test) using a more expensive but more trustworthy test (immunoblot) to make very sure that the eia test result really is positive. There is a pcr test to detect HIV itself. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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Hiv 1 & 2 abs non reactive after 82 days...Is it safe?

HIV testing: Nope. That test is not valid until three to six months after exposure. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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I got needlestick injury and tested after 6 months for HIV 1/2 quali and result is negative. Should I re-test again?

I got needlestick injury and tested after 6 months for HIV 1/2 quali and result is negative. Should I re-test again?

Needlestick risk HIV: No, you don't need to be tested again. Conversion to HIV + will occur within 3 months, in almost all people.The CDC recommends a test be done at 6 months and if negative, the infection has not been transmitted. You can relax now. ...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