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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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 are the later symptoms of late stage aids/hiv?

What are the later symptoms of late stage aids/hiv?

Variable: The symptoms of HIV infection are variable. In late stages, most patients have fever, weight loss, lymph node enlargement, skin rashes, diarrhea, memory loss, weakness, multiple infections and may be tumors. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...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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Is it true Oral Candida can only occur on late stages of HIV or with a low CD4 count and not in the seroconversion state? I am 7 weeks HIV negative

Is it true Oral Candida can only occur on late stages of HIV or with a low CD4 count and not in the seroconversion state? I am 7 weeks HIV negative

Candida & Immunity: Normal people often have oral candida, not just immune-deficient people. Usually there are reasons why something has affected the surface immunity in the mouth, but we can't always say that. Examples: antibiotics for any infection, use of asthma inhalers containing corticosteroids, use of prednisone or other oral steroids for any illness, injections of steroids, having uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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How would you feel or know if feel if you had late stage hiv/aids?

How would you feel or know if feel if you had late stage hiv/aids?

Don't guess.: I you have engaged in any behaviors that put you at risk for an HIV infection - don't guess about it. Get tested. Take care. ...Read more

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Would steroids make you feel better if you had late stage hiv/aids?

Would steroids make you feel better if you had late stage hiv/aids?

Not recommended.: If you mean corticosteroid, large doses may make you euphoric or depressed but if taken for a long period will depress your defense further. I think there are much safer and better alternative for you during the late stage of AIDS. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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HIV negative via Elisa and rna 20 years after any possible exposure but having symptoms of late stage HIV. Weight loss and fatigue and low testostero?

HIV negative via Elisa and rna 20 years after any possible exposure but having symptoms of late stage HIV.  Weight loss and fatigue and low testostero?

Not HIV: The tests for HIV are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. Therefore, test results always overrule symptoms, exposure history, or anything else. And of course weight loss, fatigue, etc are common to innumerable medical conditions besides HIV/AIDS (and HIV doesn't cause low testoserone). Your test results prove HIV is not the cause of these problems. ...Read more

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I am having the late stages symptoms of HIV and I have done several test and tested negative for the virus but what I have read on the Internet and the symptoms I am having all of them my nails Are changing my hands are cold by muscles wasting headaches

See a doctor: HIV can cause very general symptoms, but it is very unlikely that you have the virus if the test is repeatedly negative. See a doctor and let them know your symptoms - you may need to be evaluated for other viral infections like Hepatitis B/C, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, cancers, etc. This will depend on your age, health, and physical exam. Leave google alone for now and ask an expert. ...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?

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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If I had HIV in the late stage, would I have symptoms while I'm sick. Like do people with HIV get sick a lot in the late stage. Thank you ?

If I had HIV in the late stage, would I have symptoms while I'm sick. Like do people with HIV get sick a lot in the late stage. Thank you 
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Man up!: i would be very surprised if you have advanced HIV at age 19. However , you have a duty to yourself and your friends to be checked yearly like every other responsible young adult. Call your physician now. Your symptoms are due to something else. ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old who has had HIV for 21yrs. I've heard that 22 years is like, the max for us? Is this true? What is the best medication for advanced

I am a 34 year old who has had HIV for 21yrs. I've heard that 22 years is like, the max for us? Is this true? What is the best medication for advanced

Not true: Amazing advancements have been made in the field of HIV treatment over the past years. There is no set maximum amount of time to live with hiv. Have you been taking medicine? The best thing to do is regularly see your physician. ...Read more

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How has human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) evolved since late 1970s?

Probably not: The virus itself probably hasn't evolved much. What has evolved is our ability to treat it. Resistance mutations occur, but this sort of evolution affects individuals and sometimes the people they infect. It has not resulted in global evoluation of the virus. ...Read more

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Can a HIV test be wrong if it is in the late stages and their are no antibodies left?

Can a HIV test be wrong if it is in the late stages and their are no antibodies left?

Wrong idea: Even at the very end-stages of HIV infection, the person continues to make antibodies, usually more than even a healthy person does. Immunity is far more complicated than "having enough antibodies" or other "pop" concepts. Humoral / antibody immunity is altered but enhanced in some ways, while cell-mediated immunity is greatly impaired. ...Read more

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Can early stage aids still be treated, what if you were diagnosed HIV positive late after a number of years?

Can early stage aids still be treated, what if you were diagnosed HIV positive late after a number of years?

Treatable: It's better to treat early, but your live can still be saved if you're diagnosed even in the advanced stages. Any concern, get seen. ...Read more

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Seroconvert late?Hiv. 6th week 4 th ge, 9 th week 4 th ge, 7th, 8th,9th,10th, 11th week rapid test. All negative test. 6 th month test?all ok?

Seroconvert late?Hiv. 6th week 4 th ge, 9 th week 4 th ge, 7th, 8th,9th,10th, 11th week rapid test. All negative test. 6 th month test?all ok?

HIV seroconversion: The majority of people seroconvert by 3 months post-exposure. That said, there are always the occasional outliers. Therefore, testing until 6 months out is usually advised. ...Read more

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I am having severe illness anxiety. Had unprotected sex late jan/early feb, hiv results came back neg Aug. 28. Can I trust these results are accurate?

I am having severe illness anxiety. Had unprotected sex late jan/early feb, hiv results came back neg Aug. 28. Can I trust these results are accurate?

Very reliable: If you havent had unprotected sex since February and your HIV test was negative in August, this is very reliable to rule out an HIV infection from that last encounter. So you can rest assured. If your anxiety isn't getting better talk to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Are mouth sores early or late symptoms of HIV ?

Are mouth sores early or late symptoms of HIV ?

Both: Sores in the mouth are one of the main signs of initial HIV infection, along with flu-like symptoms (body aches, fever, cough, etc). But they also occur further along in the illness when the immune system becomes more suppressed. ...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