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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. Zahid Niazi
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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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Does it possible for next 10 year will has hiv, aid cure?

Does it possible for next 10 year will has hiv, aid cure?

Yes: This is possible. The rate of progress in research on this disease has been nothing short of incredible, and the information gained has been invaluable in all areas of understanding of our immune system. On the other hand, malaria has been investigated for a much longer period and we still lack a full understanding of this organism. Eliminating this virus from humans remains the goal. ...Read more

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Is it true that hiv/aid can be in a person for yrs without any signs?

Yes: Some people infected with HIV have a long latency period (months to even several years) in which they may have no symptoms of infection. A person who is asymptomatic and is HIV positive may spread the virus to sexual partners or needle sharing partners. Always use condoms and a spermicidal lubricant for safe sex and never re-use needles. Get tested if you wonder / worry about having hiv. ...Read more

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How long people live after HIV diagnosis positive ? Possible next 5 year it will has hiv, aid cure ?

How long people live after HIV diagnosis positive ? Possible next 5 year it will has hiv, aid cure ?

Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sure to know your HIV status since there are effective treatments. (http://www.Retroconference.Org/2012b/abstracts/44961.Htm ; http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140673608611137/abstract). ...Read more

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How are aid/hiv and cancer different?

How are aid/hiv and cancer  different?

Different Diseases: Aids is the disease caused by an uncontrolled infection with the HIV virus. The virus hijacks normal white blood cells to copy itself and in the process kills them wrecking the patient's immune system in the process and making them susceptible to many other infections. Cancer is when normal cells are damaged and grow uncontrollably into tumors and spread around the body. ...Read more

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How rare is it to get hiv/aid by both partners kissing with open sores?

How rare is it to get hiv/aid by both partners kissing with open sores?

Be very careful: While saliva typically only carries very small quantities of HIV antibodies, having the presence of open sores definitely increases the chances of contracting hiv. Hiv is transmitted when fluids from an hiv+ person passes through the mucous membranes, cuts, open sores, or tears in the skin of an uninfected person. Saliva may not have much HIV in it, but blood from the mouth can, so be very careful. ...Read more

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How much can human lives in hiv/aid with treatment or without treatment?

Difficult to answer: With proper treatment and precautions, one can live a full, normal life with HIV. With no treatment there is an agonizing downhill course over several months or a few years. ...Read more

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What can you do to respond to someone who says that aid/hiv is a 'primarily a gay disease'?

What can you do to respond to someone who says that aid/hiv is a 'primarily a gay disease'?

HIV is a virus: The person who claims that HIV is a "gay disease" is ignorant. But, many of these obsessively held assumption cannot be challenged. Hiv is a virus. It is infecting 40 million humans in the world today. The exposures come through sex, blood, needles, birth. A viral infection knows no limits. It is able to infect any human willing to expose themselves to it. ...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