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Hiv Is Caused By
Platelet: Usually viral infection-like hiv- is associated with low platelet level. High platelet level can be caused by many different things including bleeding, iron deficiency, certain inflammation, primary bone marrow problem- like myeloproliferative neoplasme, malignancy etc. So, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked further. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily, but: Petechiae are usually associated with a low platelet count. While long-term HIV infection can cause a variety of medical problems, petechiae is not a very common issue. When I see petechiae in an HIV patient, I usually get concerned about a condition called ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), which can occur in advanced HIV infection. However, there are other conditions that can cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If HIV caused someones oral thrush, how soon of an infection of HIV would cause it? 1 year? 2 year?
HIV Infection: Thrush in an HIV infected human would represent immune function damage. Now a days in our modern world, thirty years into the HIV epidemic all people with HIV in the world are encouraged to be on treatment to suppress the viral infection and to prevent immune function damage. Thus, there is not an automatic transition to getting thrush anymore. If one has thrush this does not mean they are HIV +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a new HIV infection cause problems in someone with a copper iud? What would possible symptoms be?
HIV is hard to Get: Fourteen to twenty one days after an HIV infection, if one is going to get any symptoms, there would be a viral flu-like illness. That would be the only common symptom of early HIV infection. Hiv is asymptomatic in most people for a number of years if they are not treated with HIV medications. ...Read more
Could an early infection of HIV virus cause cholesterol count to become high or elevated lipid studies?
No, but the meds....: Early HIV infection isn't associated with an increase in cholesterol levels. However, most HIV treatment regimens are associated with an increase in triglycerides, a decrease in hdl-c (good cholesterol) and a decrease in the particle size of ldl-c (bad cholesterol). All of the lipid changes increase risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Get treated, but see a lipid specialist too. ...Read more
Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts ? Low risk + other symptoms
21 days Diflucan (fluconazole) for monilial esophagitis. Had swallowing issue for couple yrs. Saw HIV can cause?No sex in over yr, last tested neg. Worried? Not gay
Not HIV, but...: Negative HIV test results overrule all other considerations. If done long enough after your last possible exposure (4-12 weeks, depending on exact test), the negative result proves you don't have HIV. However, this is an unusual infection if immunity normal, and it is correct to be concerned about some sort of immune deficiency. Discuss with your doctor, maybe see an infecious diseases specialist. ...Read more
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