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How Do You Know If You Have Aids Or Hiv
Blood test: If you have had unprotected sex with a new partner, used IV drugs with shared needles, or engaged in other high-risk activities with shared blood or body fluids, please see your doctor and get a blood test for the HIV virus. People who have never had sex or used IV drugs are very unlikely to get HIV-AIDS unless they were born to HIV-positive mothers. Don't delay if you think you might be at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
Can you have aids or HIV even if your CBC bloodtest results are perfects like whitebloodcell , redblood etc ? Or that does not means notthing at all?
I am losing weight at an alarming pace. I lost 4lbs in 2 days not doing any strenuous activity. I do not have aids or hiv. Whats I am a 48 yr old male I have been losing weight steadily for the past 4 months not trying at all. I seem to be tired most of t
How do health care professionals deal with patients that have aids or hiv? Do they have to wear thicker gloves?
Same as for non HIV : Patients with aids or hiv+ are treated the same by doctors as any other patient. We use universal precautions with all patients, so all blood is considered "possibly infected", whether its a newborn or a patient in a nursing home. For normal patient visits there is no need to wear gloves because you cannot "catch" HIV unless it gets in your bloodstream, which doesn't happen in an office setting. ...Read more
I took an oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Can i be fairly confident that I do not have aids or hiv?
Not yet: Please repeat in six week and use protection. ...Read more
Would an Oraquick home test tell me if I have aids or hiv? The incident would have been years ago and I had a neg result test last year at home.
Relax buddy: Don't even do the ora-quick. You did not contract HIV from that adventure way-back-when. Most guys do some exploring with a few friends when we're young, and my hope is that it's a memory that you'll ultimately treasure, though you've moved on to other things. You loved and were loved, someone else remembers you as very special, and you were fine afterwards. Give thanks 4 good health. Cheers man. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So I am not going to have aids or HIV right? From dry humping but we both did not have cloths on or underwear please get back to me soon thanks
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more
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