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Does HIV always progress to AIDS?

Does HIV always progress to AIDS?

Anything possible: As immune system is week any thing is possible if you nothing about it. regular infectitiuos disease specials visit is imp. and act on it ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Can you get aids without HIV infection?

Can you get aids without HIV infection?

HIV and AIDS: Hiv is a virus which causes aids. You cannot get "aids" without having hiv. You do have HIV for many years before developing aids, but HIV should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible before you develop aids. Earlier diagnosis and treatment helps decrease transmission to others and also helps you obtain an "undetectable viral load" (a very low amount of the HIV virus in your blood). ...Read more

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How does hiv aids spread?

How does hiv aids spread?

Fresh blood / semen: Sex, especially anal intercourse, and needle sharing for drug abuse. The blood supply for transfusion is basically safe. Dark talk about AIDS being transmitted in other ways is disinformation. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes transmit HIV to another person?

Can mosquitoes transmit HIV to another person?

Has not occurred.: Mosquitoes are not a vector for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in a mosquito. ...Read more

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Kissing a HIV affected person will transmit aids to you how often?

Kissing a HIV affected person will transmit aids to you how often?

No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more

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Can saliva transmit aids?

Can saliva transmit aids?

Likely not: Really low risk especially without blood in the saliva. ...Read more

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Will a person with HIV always contract aids?

Will a person with HIV always contract aids?

HIV disease : Hiv refers to human immunodeficiency virus. Infection by HIV always causes disease. This is commonly referred to as HIV disease. Aids is a term that is still currently used, but has little medical value. Aids generally refers to advanced HIV disease. Disease progression can be prevented by taking HIV medications. Thus people with HIV do not have to progress to aids. ...Read more

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How can you get HIV or aids from sex?

How can you get HIV or aids from sex?

Body fluids: The virus is transmitted in body fluids. ...Read more

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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more

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When does HIV positive turn to aids?

CD4 count around 200: Hiv destroys cd4 cells (specific type of white blood cell that plays a role in helping to fight diseases). The immune system weakens as more cd4 cells are killed. Hiv infection can exist for years before it progresses to aids. People with HIV progress to aids when their cd4 counts fall below 200 or they experience an aids-defining illness (infection/malignancy like pneumocystis or lymphoma). ...Read more

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How can people fight against HIV and AIDS?

Anti-HIV medications: If you have HIV/AIDS, you can take anti-HIV medications. These days, there are many different HIV medications available, including some medications that include multiple medications in a single pill. If you do not have HIV/AIDS, you can help fight against HIV and AIDS by spreading the word for people to get tested for HIV. This will help us by diagnosing people earlier and treating them. ...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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more