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How Can I Tell If I Have Hiv
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
A viral infection: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV is an infection that has caused many deaths around the world. While it can be treated with medications, there is no cure at this time. ...Read more
Possibly.: Persons with possible HIV should not donate. Plasma centers test donors for HIV so that the center can decrease the possibility of transmitting infections via products. It is not a good idea to donate plasma to find out if you are HIV positive. There can be a 'window' of time between HIV infection and tests turning positive. A donor in the 'window' may be false negative and spread hiv. ...Read more
Homework: I am sorry but physicians do not do their patient's homework for them. Your question is well outside the scope of what we can offer here. Please go read your assignment and answer the assignment in your own words. ...Read more
It is not: In the old days when there was no treatment, husbands and wives not practicing barrier-protected sex still only infected one another 25% or so of the time. Passive anal intercourse with an infected partner is the most dangerous practice, with around a 1% chance per act. Genial ulcers / tears make for higher risk. ...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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