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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
If I had HIV in the late stage, would I have symptoms while I'm sick. Like do people with HIV get sick a lot in the late stage. Thank you
...: It is thought that chimpanzees in west africa were the source of HIV and that simian immunodeficiency virus (siv) was transmitted to humans via blood exposure while hunting the chimpanzees. The earliest known case of HIV was documented from a 1959 blood sample of a man from democratic republic of the congo. ...Read more
I received a novelty stick pin in Africa 9 months ago & I accidentally punctured my skin with the sharp tip. Could I be at risk for HIV? Get tested?
Hi please tell,are the lymph nodes which are swollen due to HIV get to their orignal size or they remain swollen even after some time?
They may shrink: lymphadenopathy due to HIV can fluctuate over time. some patients have the nodes return to normal, while in other patients they may stay mildly enlarged over time. lymph nodes are very enlarged or continue to grow should be biopsied, particularly in the setting of HIV infection as there is an increased risk of malignancies. ...Read more
Can HIV get to your bloodstream threw finger poke from thumbtack? I poked my finger and a couple secounds later a few drops of blood came out!
Kinda, but: I've never heard of a thumb tack with hiv, so would not worry too much. Even a solid needle (like suture needle) can potentially have the virus on surface, but that goes into person. Tack doesn't and then sits around (in bulletin board) for long time. Many more things in life to worry about. Wash hands with soap and water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok so this is my question it's about adis if you hump someone with no clothing at all or sexual intercoures can you get HIV get back to me so thanks?
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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