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Hiv Signs And Symptoms In Women
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
Many: The acute illness may look like the 'flu perhaps with a rash. The chronic illness may have no signs until later when diarrhea, big lymph nodes, mental changes and eventually infections and/or Kaposi's sarcoma appear. You cannot detect HIV in someone else, or yourself, accurately without testing, which nowadays is very reliable; if there are questions, you own it to yourself & others to be certain. ...Read more
I was wondering why does the suggestions tab suggest HIV and aids for me? Do I have signs and symptoms of the hiv? Is there something i don't know?
HIV Risks: Hi this may be a mistake. Looking at the limited history you have provided here on healthtap it sure looks like you are not at risk. The ways people get HIV is to either have a blood to blood exposure such as sharing needles for illicit drug use or to have unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who is infected. ...Read more
If I'm showing signs and symptoms of hiv, even if its before the window period is up, will I be able to test positive?
Depends: It is very unlikely that your symptoms are due to HIV, if you are in the window period. By definition, antibody tests are negative in the window period. If you get a HIV nucleic acid test, that is the earliest test to turn positive in a person with HIV. But a negative result on a test done too soon does not rule out infection. Visit this site for info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html ...Read more
How is HIV/Aids contacted? Does an STD test or pap smear test for it? What are the signs and symptoms?
No quick answer: Much too complex to answer here, especiallyin HealthTap's 400 character limit. By unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or intimate blood contact like sharing needles for drug use. It isn't diagnosed by routine STD or pap tests; a special HIV test is necessary. Symptoms too many to list, but often none at all until severe AIDS appears. Many online resources; start with CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose! ...Read more
Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more
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Bipolar sx: The same as in a man: episodes of high mood which can include, decreased need for sleep, high energy, gregarious, pressure to do things, grandiose thinking (can include paranoia and delusions), extreme irritability. Episodes can last days to months. At other times severe depression occurs for days to months. Some have mixed states with high energy and depressed mood. This is a complex conditon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as in men: Weakness, fatigue, lethargy. Fluid retention & swelling. Shortness of breath. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20024029 & http://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_failure/article.htm. Go see your family doc for testing and possible referral to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) when appropriate. Control blood pressure & sugar (diabetes). ...Read more
Burning !: The most common complaint is a sensation of burning and pain during urination. There is often a sensation of pressure and discomfort in the bladder before urination. One usually has to go to urinate much more frequently and often feels the urge even of ony a few drops. Worsening bladder infections can infect the kidneys causing back pain and discomfort and even fevers or chills. ...Read more
Same: The signs and symptoms are the same, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, and such. The issue has been that for reasons not clearly understood, women presenting with the same symptoms as men are less likely to have been believed. Fortunately, that situation appears to have improved. ...Read more
I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?
May be silent: Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease. The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md. ...Read more
I'm a 57 year old female. My maternal family and I all show various signs and symptoms of EDS, but I can't find a doctor who knows much about it or is?
Medical geneticist: You may want to contact a medical geneticist who would deal with such conditions. They are most often affiliated with medical schools or children's hospitals. Your local doc may have contacts within the referral community that could help you set up a consultation. ...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
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