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How does HIV turn into aids?

How does HIV turn into aids?

By not treating it: Hiv infection turns into aids (a more advanced stage) when it's left untreated and allowed to progress. Hiv treatment prevents this from happening. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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After how many months does HIV turns into aids?And aids can be cured?

After how many months does HIV turns into aids?And aids can be cured?

Years; No: Hiv infection has historically progressed to full-blown aids in 5-20 years. Hiv infection cannot be cured, but its progression can be arrested with medications. ...Read more

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Have i AIDS or HIV ?

Have i AIDS or HIV ?

Exposure? testing?: Were you engaged in any activity which could have caused an exposure? Unprotected sex with a possible carrier? This can be anal or oral as well. Have you shared needles using drugs? If any of these exposures is in your history, then you could go and get tested for HIV which is available in most public health clinics or community hospitals in a confidential way. ...Read more

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What time does HIV become aids?

What time does HIV become aids?

Living with HIV: No longer should any human get aids. But, that would be in an ideal world. Aids was a diagnosis that represented full immune collapse and thus diagnosed the patient of being at risk of deadly opportunistic infections. It was set at a cut off of cd4 cells of 200 or less. The goal today is to never let an HIV positive individual get a weakened immune system that is this broken. ...Read more

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Is it true that HIV causes aids?

Yes: The conspiracy talk is driven by cynical, big-money health frauds. Ask yourself -- if HIV were not the cause (as was claimed early), why do medicines that suppress this in the lab enable people to recover from the symptoms of aids and live normal lives? What conspiracy could be so great? Why do we find HIV in essentially everyone with aids symptoms? Why did ___ refuse to inject himself with hiv? ...Read more

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Is the cure of aids same as hiv?

Is the cure of aids same as hiv?

Yes, theoretically: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, leading to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more

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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

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What is the history of aids and hiv?

What is the history of aids and hiv?

Africa: Dr. Gallant from johns hopkins described it best. Hiv originated in sub-saharan africa in the beginnings of the 20th century. It originated in chimpanzees and apes. There is some question as to microbiology techniques in the early part of this century. For example bacteria was grown on solid organs of chimpanzees...Then the entire substrate emulsified then "purified" for the desired compound. ...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

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