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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What would a person look like in the late stage of HIV or with aids. Due to the fact the immune system is already weak!

What would a person look like in the late stage of HIV or with aids. Due to the fact the immune system is already weak!

Normal, need test: This is the second time you've asked a similar question. Most people with HIV look healthy even with a weak immune system. Sometimes there is weight loss, dry skin, and fatigue, but even with advanced AIDS, most people look fine. If you are worried someone you know might have HIV or is at risk, suggest testing. For sure do not judge a possible sex partner by appearance. ...Read more

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How does an HIV hive look like?

How does an HIV hive look like?

HIV: Urticaria (hives) secondary to HIV disease is no different than due to anything else. ...Read more

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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

Wut does an HIV rash look like?

See photo: About 50% of people who get infected with HIV will have a rash 2 - 3 weeks after infection. It can be quite mild, and there can be other associated symptoms like sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite, generalized achiness, etc. All together, about 70% of people have some sort of symptom after infection, and they last for a day to a week. Get checked if you are worried. ...Read more

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Wut does an HIV rash look like?

Wut does an HIV rash look like?

HIV Rash: Signs and symptoms of this HIV rash include
brown or red razor skin bumps resembling eczema. Bumps are dark red and brown in individuals with light skin while in those having dark skin; these bumps are dark purple and black.
Rashes affect any part of body, but develop mostly on areas such as the face, hands, feet as well as trunk.
Some individuals may experience blisters in the moist regions. ...Read more

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What does an HIV rash look like?

Varies: It can look like red blotches called kaposis sarcoma, it can be non specific rash early in the disease, amd have raised areas which can be inflammatory or signs of infection. If there is a concern testing by a md to document whether this is HIV is very important. Do not delay be evaluated and start treatment as early as possible. ...Read more

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What dose an hiv rash look like?

What dose an hiv rash look like?

HIV urticaria: HIV rash is a common symptom of HIV infection. Around 85% of HIV positive individuals will experience a rash at some point in their infection. More than several HIV medications in and of themselves can cause rash as well. ...Read more

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What does early HIV rash look like?

Not one answer: There is no definitive rash that marks early HIV infection. Most patients do not develop any rash while others may get spots, pimples, psoriasis-like plaques, etc. Etc. If you're concerned about hiv, it is easier and faster to get an HIV test than to begin deciphering the meaning behind a rash. ...Read more

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What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

Not specific: Rash due to HIV varies with the stage of disease and related complications. Rash may be due to fungal infection of the skin due to immunodeficiency, Kaposi's sarcoma, nutritional deficiencies due to intestinal lesions, bacterial infections of the skin. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...Read more

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Does HIV rash look like fungus?

Does HIV rash look like fungus?

HIV rash?: I don't know what you mean by HIV rash. There are a variety of skin conditions that can occur with untreated hiv, but there's no such thing as an HIV rash. ...Read more

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What does acute HIV rash look like?

HIV: Usually maculopapular like measles, but can be hives, or almost any other form. If you think you may have HIV disease please go and be tested asap. ...Read more

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Sir, please tell me how is acute HIV rash look like?

Sir, please tell me how is acute HIV rash look like?

Many: There are many types. See a dermatologist for evaluation. A dermatologist can do a biopsy and blood test to evaluate the rash. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does lymph glands look like to ensure it's an HIV symptom?

Nonspecific reaction: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses hiv, cancers, etc. When it detects any problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

How HIV rash will look like? And after exposure how long will it take for ARS symptoms.

See below: ARS symptoms are variable in scope and timing. It is best to get tested if you have any doubt about being infected. Consult this site for image of HIV rash.

https://images. Search. Yahoo. Com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.J3bK. AlV.0sAFConnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0MzkwOG5yBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwNF8x? _adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=hiv+rash+pictures+symptoms&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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What does an hiv/aids rash look like? When does it start to develop?

What does an hiv/aids rash look like? When does it start to develop?

HIV Rash: A recent UC San Diego study showed that most people who have HIV infection (around 90 percent) experience skin symptoms and changes at some stage of the disease. A rash is the most common symptom of HIV; however, it is not always caused by HIV. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash look like body acne?

See below: A patient with HIV may have a variety of skin ailments as many viral infections clearly affect HIV patients more than non HIV patients this is also true of some fungal and bacterial infections as well-so the skin may have several different types lesions. ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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Hi, I have recurrent low RBC's (but Hgb & HCT usually normal), & low WBC's on CBC. Also, low NE# & LY#, High MCH. Does this look like leukemia or HIV?

Hi, I have recurrent low RBC's (but Hgb & HCT usually normal), & low WBC's on CBC. Also, low NE# & LY#, High MCH. Does this look like leukemia or HIV?

See hematologist: Can't tell what may be y9ur problem without more history. Suggest you consult a hematologist There is certainly no evidence that your problem is from leukemia. ...Read more

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So is the muscle ache and joint pains symptoms in the late HIV stage or in aids? And what do people with aids look like?

So is the muscle ache and joint pains symptoms in the late HIV stage or in aids? And what do people with aids look like?

Why do you ask?: You'll be an adult in a few years and you need to familiarize yourself with HIV. If you have only achey muscles and are not obviously sick, you do not have late HIV / AIDS, period. This would be a great time to talk with an informed adult (maybe even Dad) about loving safely, and to get your first HIV screen from your personal physician -- something most young adults should get yearly. ...Read more

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Had sex-Balanitis on penis head, non painful white spots on tonsils won't go away, red spots look like molluscum base of penis. 3.5 weeks total. HIV?

Get examined: None of this suggests any STD, unless you have molluscum contagiosum. If you do, maybe from some other exposure; 3.5 weeks probably is too soon. The chance of HIV is low and your symptoms don't suggest it. But since you're worried, and have possible MC, you need to see a doctor or clinic for personal exam and STD/HIV testing. You'll never get final answers online or by self testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok. What if the mosquito has biten a person with hiv before?

No risk, no worries: It sounds like you have already had a question answered about HIV transmission by mosquitos. HIV is never transmitted by mosquitos. It never happens, no worries. If you don't have sex or share drug injection equipment with an HIV infected person, you will never get it and need not worry. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person with HIV has a child, will that child automatically get HIV too?

Depends: If a pregnant woman with HIV is treated during pregnancy and her disease is controlled, there is a great chance the baby will be free of the disease (. ...Read more

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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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Could a person with HIV live to a very old age?

Could a person with HIV live to a very old age?

Possibly.: A person who is diagnosed with HIV and who gets started on antiretroviral medications early and who takes the medications faithfully and who takes care of him/herself well may live for many decades with the infection (into sixties or seventies or perhaps even longer) and die of something else. The medications treat the disease but do not cure it, and hence the patient has to be compliant. ...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