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How Long Do You Live If You Get 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
That depends.: There are many different kinds of leukemia. Some are curable, some can be controlled so well the patient has a normal lifespan, others are slow growing with survival over a decade. The acute leukemias are the dangerous ones, with rapid onset, high risk of death if not successfully controlled with chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplant. Even then, some of these patients can be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unless you knew the only date on which you could possibly have acquired it you cannot easily date it back by other means. If you have inordinately low cd4 counts it is more likely that you got it about 8-10 years previously, but even then it is not definitive and there are all sorts of exceptions. ...Read more
Very individual: Depending on how severe the infection is, some may be self-limited, but most progress without treatment, particularly in older people or those with pre-exiting medical conditions. So it is hard to say exactly how long but why would you not want to treat it? Treatment is usually antibiotics, IV fluids etc supportive care, nothing fancy or controversial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs testing: There are very simple and inexpensive blood tests available to determine if you have syphilis or not. It is a good idea for all sexually active people to be tested. If there is any indication you may have been exposed then get tested as well. Most labs start with a test called an rpr. Some use a vdrl test. ...Read more
Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a docotr: This is an inherited condition..So there are many issues involved. ...Read more
I assume U mean a…: Sexually transmitted disease. Usually there are symptoms: urinary burning, vaginal/ urethral discharge, blisters on genital area/ mouth/anus, wart-like growths, rash, swollen lymph nodes in groin & elsewhere, abdominal pain if other symptoms ignored too long. If u suspect u've been infected, see doc or clinic to be tested. If any tests positive, make certain partner(s) is/are treated as well. Meds. ...Read more
Test of cure: Because gonorrhea is developing some antibiotic resistance you should wait until your doc has done a test of cure a couple weeks after treatment. If you feel like you can't wait at least make sure a condom is used and use them regularly. Gonorrhea can infect your throat, cervix, urethra and anus. All i can say is condoms, condoms, and condoms. ...Read more
Sxs + test: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & an enlarged sleep. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. You can be tested for mono. ...Read more
Eating Toxocara eggs: Toxocariasis is one of the most common parasitic infections in the world. It is acquired by ingesting the embryonated eggs or larvae of the toxocara parasite which comes from dogs or cats. After accidentally ingesting the eggs, the larvae hatch in the small intestine, penetrate the intestinal wall & travel into the bloodstream, to the liver, lungs, muscles, eye and central nervous system. ...Read more
Need to be treated : The longer you have an untreated std and the higher the number of episodes of std he higher the chances of infertility, mainly blockage of the fallopian tubes. The chances of blocked tube is ~ 12% after one pelvic infection, 23% after 2 and 53% after 3. Antibiotics treatment and the use of condoms as well as bcp is highly recommended. ...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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