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Do people with hiv get sick often?

Do people with hiv get sick often?

Yes if not treated: Nowadays antiretroviral therapy has transformed lives of people infected with HIV, but they to adhere to treatment plans, take meds and follow up regularly ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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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 ?

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 
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Man up!: i would be very surprised if you have advanced HIV at age 19. However , you have a duty to yourself and your friends to be checked yearly like every other responsible young adult. Call your physician now. Your symptoms are due to something else. ...Read more

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Can you explain where did the first case get the aids/hiv get it from?

Can you explain where did the first case get the aids/hiv get it from?

...: 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

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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?

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?

It depends what the: pin was made from,but unless it was contaminated by blood or semen,etc,there is no chance of AIDS, so I do not think you are at risk for HIV or need to get tested. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with hiv. Get the gastro sleeve?

HIV with other probs: Yes, of course. I have some patients who have done well. All of my HIV patients with any bariatric surgery have thrived. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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