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Hiv/Aids During Pregnancy
HIV: Nothing dramatically new or different.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
A disaster...: Not really. Hiv in pregnancy is similar to HIV in non-pregnant persons except that pregnancy suppresses our immune system and the virus can be more aggressive if untreated. The major issue is the other life that is affected and the concern for mother to child transmission. We have persons with aids now having children with very low risk for transmission if they are on haart and followed closely. ...Read more
Predictions: All of the above have been around for generations except for HIV (1981). Homosexuality is only a problem of intolerance, which is one of the world's major problems, causing religious, social, economic and other conflicts. If i could predict what the next generation will find threatening perhaps i could also invest more wisely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor please i want to know wether if it is possible for a man to contact HIV aids even though if he is using condom during the act?
When I have blood drawn during a visit to my doctor will it be tested for STDs and hiv/aids aside from proper health functioning?
Should be no effect: Most persons with HIV do not even know they are infected. Most not infected with HIV do not know if the person next to them has HIV or not. This means that we should consider all persons as potential infectious unless we know their status. That means protection at all times: condoms, no sharing needles, don't put yourself in a situation where you may be at risk (drugs/alcohol). Be smart! ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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
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