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Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Get tested: Easiest way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested with a quick and easy test. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Stages And Symptoms Of Gential Herpes?

Stages And Symptoms Of Gential Herpes?

Stages of herpes: Herpes stages: 1. Prodrome - tingly, funny skin feeling, 2. Early redness 3. Small blisters 4. Swelling 5. Wet ulcers 6. dry crust 7. Healing scabs 8.No symptoms, but still living in you, waiting to reappear. ...Read more

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Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Hiv rashes are they early symtoms or later stage symptoms?

Both and neither: There is marked variability in the symptoms of HIV. Rashes can occur at any stage and may not occur at all. If you have any doubt, get tested. God forbid, you test positive, there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of HIV at early stage?

What are symptoms of HIV at early stage?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms from HIV virus?

What are the signs and symptoms from HIV virus?

Quite variable: In acute HIV infection, a variety of symptom complexes can occur including a mono like illness but after that the person may be totally asymptomatic for 5-10 years until signs of immune deficiency developed. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

See doc: This requires an examination, detailed history and lab tests to distinguish since they have many shared symptoms. ...Read more

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What are early HIV symptoms?

What are early HIV symptoms?

Varies tremendously: Symptoms can vary from weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, skin rashes (Kaposi sarcoma to macular type rashes), pneumonia (Pneumocystic jerovecki), swollen lymph nodes (in the most serious case Berkitt's lymphoma), night sweats.......and then again can present with nothing at all! ...Read more

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Are mouth sores early or late symptoms of HIV ?

Are mouth sores early or late symptoms of HIV ?

Both: Sores in the mouth are one of the main signs of initial HIV infection, along with flu-like symptoms (body aches, fever, cough, etc). But they also occur further along in the illness when the immune system becomes more suppressed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aids and hiv?

What are symptoms of aids and hiv?

See below: The symptoms depend on the stage of disease. Acute HIV infection may present with flu like illness and then there may be no symptoms for years. The symptoms of aids depend on many things like cancer, secondary infections, malnutrition and may be fever, diarrhea, skin sores, pneumonia and more. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of late stage aids/hiv?

What are the later symptoms of late stage aids/hiv?

Variable: The symptoms of HIV infection are variable. In late stages, most patients have fever, weight loss, lymph node enlargement, skin rashes, diarrhea, memory loss, weakness, multiple infections and may be tumors. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...Read more

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Qhat are some early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Qhat are some early signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Any lesion that has not completely resolved after two weeks should be seen by an oral surgeon and evaluated for a biopsy. It's that simple. Also every adult individual should see their dentist for an exam every 6 months which should include a complete head and neck soft tissue examination. Individuals cannot examine themselves nor are trained to know what to look fo. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of HIV and how early to see the signs? Also, can HIV be contracted without symptoms?

What are the symptoms of HIV and how early to see the signs? Also, can HIV be contracted without symptoms?

Acute HIV.: There is such a thing as "acute retroviral syndrome" which occurs within the first week of infection, wherein you feel a bad flu-like illness which is accompanied by diffuse lymph node enlargement. This episode is not a guarantee, but it could happen. After that, HIV can lay dormant for several months to years. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

some suggestions: These are some but not all findings 1. Malar rash: 2. Discoid (skin) rash: 3. Photosensitivity: 4. Mouth or nose ulcers: 5. Arthritis 6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement: 7. Neurologic disorder: 8. Renal (kidney) disorder 9. Hematologic (blood) disorder 10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded dna, antibodies to sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin 11. Antinuclear antibodies (ana):. ...Read more

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

What are signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

Typical Symptoms: ... Of leukemia are easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath with exertion, or infections. A complete blood count (CBC) will often show low numbers of normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; plus abnormal leukemia cells. A bone marrow biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Lymphomas typically cause enlarged lymph nodes, though other tissues may be involved. ...Read more

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Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

A specific set: Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy include breast enlargement and tenderness, nausea and/or vomiting, weight gain, abdominal fullness, and period irregularity with either spotting or missed periods. Keep track of your gal's periods on a calendar so you are aware of her fertile days, expected period times, and possible times to look for these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are early signs and symptoms of diabetes?

See below: Fatigue thirst, hunger, frequent urination. but diabetes exists without symptoms at sugars ...Read more

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Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

Amoebiasis: Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In more serious cases of dysentery there is bloody diarrhea, fever & abdominal pain. There are cases where it has spread to the liver, lungs & brain. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms and signs of testicular cancer?

What can be initial symptoms and signs of testicular cancer?

Mass: A lump that seems to be getting bigger. A change in the size of the testicle. A area in the testicle that feels hard or "gritty". A area of the testicle that feels as if there is some missing or soft. ...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