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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Went to the doc he wanted HIV test, why, he knows I don't do anything to get it, scheduling PAP test in three weeks, not happy that he wants that test?

Went to the doc he wanted HIV test, why, he knows I don't do anything to get it, scheduling PAP test in three weeks, not happy that he wants that test?

Why are you mad?: Physicians are bound to think of every possibility for the complaints patients bring them. Everyone in the world is now offered HIV testing. One of the three leading groups of new HIV infections in America is women of your age. Post menopausal women are getting HIV. If you are not then you tell the doctor no to the test. ...Read more

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For some one who knows about butterfly needles Just wanted to ask had a blood draw through a butterfly needle with vacuum tube at clinic Can these be reused ? And do they inject anything or the natural flow is outward ? Is there any risk of HIV ?

For some one who knows about butterfly needles

Just wanted to ask had a blood draw through a butterfly needle with vacuum tube at clinic 
Can these be reused ? And do they inject anything or the natural flow is outward ? Is there any risk of HIV ?

Single use only: Butterfly needle is a short needle attached to flexible tube, It multiple uses either for drawing blood for blood tests or injecting medications so It is not a one way system. It is a single use devise, no risk of HIV for sterile single use. Multiple use carry the risk of blood born infections including HIV ...Read more

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What is hiv?

What is hiv?

HIV: Hiv is short for human immune deficiency virus.This is the virus which causes aids.And it is trasmitted by IV drug use and sharing needles and by having sex with a partner who is infected with the virus. ...Read more

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What is Hiv?

What is Hiv?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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What is HIV?

Human immunodeficien: cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit.ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more

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What cause hiv?

What cause hiv?

Cause of AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus. It may be acquired through sex, intravenous drug use or other exposure to body fluids of an infected person. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read more

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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