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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?
Live virus: This is a live virus vaccine. That means that you get a very mild infection, mount an immune response and are then protected from the real thing. Folks with HIV are unable to mount a vigorous response to the vaccine, causing bad things and not getting the immunity. The vaccine not only doesn't work for them, but they might also get chicken pox or shingles from it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost everyone: Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death. ...Read more
I walked on a floor unsure of any blood or urine or anything else with bare feet my feet kind of peeling to second layer of skin could HIV get in?
HIV is Hard to Get: I am a bit surprised by this question. It seems like this information is widely available and taught in most health classes. But, HIV is a virus. If you have any behavior like sharing needles when using drugs or have a sexual encounter with an infected person then the virus is 'easy' to get. Hiv testing can be accurate with the right test 21 days after exposure. The old test is six months. ...Read more
If a hiv+ person gives a hiv- oral sex will the hiv- person get hiv and pass it along to someone else? Help please!!!!
Yes, he or she may: An HIV patient may get married, or may remain single, just like any adult who is not an HIV patient. Although HIV infection is a bad disease, and is contagious via blood and body fluids, there is no law saying an HIV patient may not get married. Of course, an HIV patient should inform his or her potential spouse fairly early in their relationship, so they can properly decide on their future. ...Read more
Can you get HIV when getting a shot if the doc uses the same gloves that she used for a previous patient?
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