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Is Hcv Anything Like Hiv
HCV can be cured: Our goal in treating HIV is to suppress the virus and help build the immune system back up. If people take their meds they can potentially have a normal lifespan. But we do not know how to eradicate HIV from the body's cells. Hepatitis c can be eradicated, or cured. And it has a finite duration of treatment (24 to 48 weeks now). Both require combination drugs and careful adherence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unlikely: This is yet another far-from-real-life question expressing concern about HIV and hepatitis c transmission. It's difficult for pathogens to get through the fibrin meshwork that seals a cut. And what are you doing getting fresh blood on your hands? Most of your questions are unrealistic, but if you had heavy blood contamination like this, really, get with your physician about HIV & be more careful. ...Read more
Safe sex: Actually, there are 30+ sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). HIV/AIDS is the worst because it is always fatal if not treated, but many others also are dangerous. "What to do?" But most are easy to avoid by sexual responsibility: care in choosing partners, safe sex (condoms etc) for new or uncertain partners; periodic check-ups to catch infections early. ...Read more
What does a nonreactive/neg HIV 1/2 AG/AB 4th GEN/RFL mean? Why does it say it does not exclude HIV and that seroconversion is variable?
For the lawyers: Nobody knows how often the new HIV tests turn positive "late" because nobody really knows who's done what other risky stuff and not told about it. I'd accept negative / nonreactive results if the usual time frame for the test has lapsed, be thankful for good health, love safely from now on, and share the memory of whatever happened as something to be treasured. ...Read more
Hiv western blot- all antibodies -ve except 1p17 detected. Hiv tridot is negative.What is further advise?
Hi, i've been getting answers that HIV / aids wouldn't transmitted through mosquitos bites, despite that there is blood n needle involved. Why is it?
Yes: The antibody testing for Herpes simplex is usually accurate, but distinguishing between Types 1 & 2 may be problematic depending upon the test employed. Herpes can produce ocular infection and if you have these symptoms you should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately, before your vision may be permanently affected. ...Read more
Is it possible for HIV to transmit through a scratch that is not bleeding but is red, can hiv be transmitted from inanimate objects except the syring
I am Negative after 11 month HIV Antibodies and Proviral DNA PCR viral load is undetectable.Should i check for HIV in Sperm?Is it required to be sure?
It's what you do: It's not a question of whether they're more likely to transmit, but whether they're more likely to be infected. Hiv-2 is seen in west africans, not gay men. Hepatitis b is more common in gay men, hepatitis c in drug users. Hsv is widespread throughout the population. Anal sex transmits HIV easily whether done by gay people or straight people. Risk depends not on who you are, but on what you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But these are potentially serious medical conditions that need to be treated promptly for the best long term outcome. ...Read more
Why would someone hv undetectable viral load in semen but not in blood or vice versa? How could HIV antibody test take up this
Body fluids carry it: HIV can be found in blood, semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluid, and in breast milk. Typically, it is not found in other fluids such as tears, mucus, urine, sweat, saliva unless there is blood present in them. If there is detectable virus in the blood, there is contagiousness. Semen viral loads should not be used to gauge contagiousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: No. Not in any way. That would be a completely false myth. ...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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