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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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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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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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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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Why souldn't people with HIV get the shingle vaccination ?

Why souldn't people with HIV get the shingle vaccination ?

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 more

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

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

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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?

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: Nope. Completely impossible. Now if you want to talk about other bugs, warts, and the real world you live in then yet we can talk about dirt and such. But this in no way is how one contracts or gets exposed to hiv. ...Read more

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How easy is HIV to get? How long till test would show it's present?

How easy is HIV to get? How long till test would show it's present?

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

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If a hiv+ person gives a hiv- oral sex will the hiv- person get hiv and pass it along to someone else? Help please!!!!

Possible: But very low risk. Risk can increase if oral sores or bleeding and poorly controlled HIV or AIDS and by HIV partner ejaculating into the mouth ...Read more

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Hiv patient get married?

Hiv patient get married?

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

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What is the best test for hiv to get 100% reliable result after 6 months of exposure?

What is the best test for hiv to get 100% reliable result after 6 months of exposure?

TestForAntibodies: Best test after 6 months of alleged exposure is to test for HIV Antibodies in blood and if negative you don't need to be tested again ...Read more

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Can you get HIV when getting a shot if the doc uses the same gloves that she used for a previous patient?

Can you get HIV when getting a shot if the doc uses the same gloves that she used for a previous patient?

Low risk: Needles are never reused. Gloves are barriers to prevent contact with blood and other secretions. You are at very low risk to get HIV from the doctors gloves. Feel good! ...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