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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What is hiv?

What is hiv?

Top resource for HIV: People in north america wanting basic and advanced information about the disease HIV or aids, diagnosis and treatment, resources, caregiving and prevention should start with this from the cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/topics/basic/index.Htm#hiv. ...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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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