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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 used a condom and she applied lubricant on it and I touch the condom after sex and smell it, will I get hiv?

If I used a condom and she applied lubricant on it and I touch the condom after sex and smell it, will I get hiv?

Not likely: The circumstance you described has low risk for getting hiv. For you to get hiv, your sexual partner would have to positive for hiv, you would have to have open sore on your hand where you touched the contaminated condom. Smelling does not matter. ...Read more

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What should I use a personal lubricant?

What should I use a personal lubricant?

Personal lubricant: There are times when your own personal lubrication isn't enough. Check out http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/sexual-health/choosing-personal-lubricant. Aspx & http://www. Askmen. Com/dating/love_tip_150/188_love_tip. Html more info re why & which. Of note, avoid using oil-based lubricants in conjunction w/latex condoms. ...Read more

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What is Hiv?

What is Hiv?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.

http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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What is HIV?

Human immunodeficien: Cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit. Ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more

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What is HIV?

What is HIV?

Bad contagious virus: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. The patient gets AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome). ...Read more

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How is HIV treated?

How is HIV treated?

Medication: There are different virus strains, so depending on this and several other factors, the doctor will prescribe anti-viral medication. ...Read more

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What the causes of hiv?

What the causes of hiv?

Virus: Hiv is a virus. It is contagious by means of intimate human contact with someone who has the virus. The contact has to include an exchange of bodily fluid - especially blood & semen - but saliva can carry the virus and perhaps in very unusual rare cases sweat. Avoiding contact other persons' fluids is the best protection. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hiv?

What are the signs of hiv?

May not be any...: Early, acute, significant viremia (big load of hiv) may cause a "viral syndrome" similar to that of flu, but often a bit longer duration. Many people actually don't feel anything and thus don't know they got infected. Often they remain healthy/symptom free for yrs and this is one of the dangers of HIV transmission: people don't know. Thus, take precaution. Protect yourself/partner. Consult doc. ...Read more

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What r the symtoms of hiv?

Progessively worse: Early symptoms:
fever
tiredness
headache
enlarged lymph nodes

later symptoms:
weight loss
frequent fevers and sweats
pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) that does not respond to treatment
short-term memory loss
constant skin rashes or flaky skin
lack of energy
constant oral or vaginal infection

near "full-blown aids" symptoms:
excessive fatigue and weight loss
confusion
night sweats. ...Read more

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What are d symtops of hiv?

What are d symtops of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV infection often presents with symptoms of a mononucleosis-like syndrome, with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, muscle aches, etc., but can present with neurological symptoms or almost anything, but is often without any symptoms. Hiv/aids can present with any symptoms depending upon the secondary infection or malignancy which may occur. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hiv?

HIV is hard to get: First. Every single human must know that HIV exposure should be treated immediately. There is now a way to prevent infection if exposure is treated within 72 hours.

Second, HIV does not have signs or symptoms until very late in an untreated patient. And, most patients are now treated in this country and never develop 'signs'.

What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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What are the sintoms for hiv?

Depends: Hiv symptoms varies. From asymptomatic to various symptoms. General symptom may be in beginning of acquisition of disease like mono. Than recurrent pneumonia, infection, certain opportunistic infections and malignancy. You may need to go to cdc website for further info or see your doctor for personal visit so get more educated on this. Always remember protection is the key to prevent it. ...Read more

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Signs that u might have hiv??

Signs that u might have hiv??

Asked and answered: Your question has been repeatedly and accurately answered. ...Read more

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How prevalent is HIV in the us?

How prevalent is HIV in the us?

HIV in the US: The prevalence rate of hiv: 447.8 per 100, 000 population as reported in the MMWR in 2006 by the CDC. 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection and 1 in 5 are unaware of their infection. Men who have sex with men, particularly young black men are the most severely affected members of the US population. By race, African Americans face the most severe HIV burden. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of hiv?

What are the first signs of hiv?

...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be allegric to lubricant?

Yes: It all depends on the ingredients in the lubricant. ...Read more

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Is HIV deadly?

Yes, but: Hiv is almost always deadly if not treated. But, if you get treatment and take the medications, it is not usually deadly in today's world. It is important to see a doctor experienced in HIV treatment, and to take your medications as the doctor recommends. ...Read more

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Can babies get hiv?

Can babies get hiv?

HIV in the world: Yes, of course, as I am sure you have already been taught. But, this tragic possibility is nearly zero risk in the whole world. Even in far flung villages health care workers and pregnant women and mothers are able to prevent HIV transmission to babies. Hiv prevention works; HIV prevention in the delivery suite and post birth works. And, very few babies are getting HIV any more. ...Read more

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Have I AIDS or HIV?

Have I AIDS or HIV?

Exposure? Testing?: Were you engaged in any activity which could have caused an exposure? Unprotected sex with a possible carrier? This can be anal or oral as well. Have you shared needles using drugs? If any of these exposures is in your history, then you could go and get tested for HIV which is available in most public health clinics or community hospitals in a confidential way. ...Read more

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Non reactive HIV test?

Non reactive HIV test?

Negative: It means that is negative, in other words: you were not exposed to the HIV virus, unless you are in the "window period". It would be good to know what type of test you had to tell you more about it. ...Read more

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Why HIV has no cure yet?

Why HIV has no cure yet?

Its complicated: Its a very complicated immune process and the virus thus far has been able to evade all our bodies defenses. ...Read more

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Does HIV make anus itch?

Only late: Let's check for the common stuff first. Spicy diet, pinworms (know the tape test?), medicines, a bit of a fungal infection or forgetting to shower often / use clean towels are all more likely. Read up on "pruritis ani" online -- and thanks for your courage in asking! ...Read more

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I am infected by hiv....

See an ID doctor: Or someone who specializes in management of HIV disease. This is a treatable and controllable condition but requires regular visits and adherence to medication regimens. Please go soon and get treated. ...Read more

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Where are HIV specialist?

Where are HIV specialist?

Look at aahivm: Look on the hivaam website for some good docs who are specialists. I specialize in HIV for young adults and adolescents at nslij which is not far from you. ...Read more

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Is petechia a sign of hiv?

Is petechia a sign of hiv?

HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What is the icma HIV test?

Home HIV test: I believe this is an older test sold for home testing of hiv. ...Read more

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How to get tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Any physician can order this for you. Many communities also have STD testing clinics. ...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