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List Five Ways To Acquire 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
What's symptoms do someone get from coinfection with HIV and hepatitis five months without medication?
Some or none: There may be no symptoms but either infection can make the other worse. Please see your doctor.
What would happen to someone that is coinfected with HIV and hepatitis five months without medication?
How accurate is a home HIV test that you get results in five minutes is that considered accurate and conclusive after 4 1/2 weeks?
HIV oral fluids test: ...is not quite conclusive at 4.5 weeks, probably about 90% reliable. Most current (3rd generation) HIV blood tests, including the rapid ones, are conclusive by 6-8 wk after exposure, 4th gen at 4 wk. Previous advice about waiting 3 months is pretty much outmoded. However, the oral fluids test sometimes takes longer. It's the one test that probably is not conclusive until 3 months.
Confusing question: Hiv is a blood borne infection. If the baby does not have blood contact with an affected uncle, s/he would not become infected.
Does receiving unprotected blowjob from a person who has herpes increase the risk of acquiring hiv for the person receiving blowjob?
I took five HIV oraquick all neg & at 10 weeks it was negative. It has been 8 months since that risk and 6 for taken of those test. Should I be ok?
Stop Testing: You do not have hiv. Please stop testing. You are okay.
No: You can get it from your mother while getting born or nursing, or from sharing needles. Transfused blood should be safe everywhere.
Possible: HIV is transmitted through blood or sexual contact. In theory if you had a cut on your lip and your partner (with HIV) had an open bleeding cut on their lip you could get HIV in that way. It is very unlikely unless both of you have an open bleeding wounds and you have repeated exposures. If you are concerned please get tested.
If aids is transmitted by direct body fluids transfer, how can a man acquire aids/hiv from an infected woman?
Is there an HIV test result on this list? I asked them for one but I'm not sure what these results mean. Http://postimg. Org/image/rg6zhi7nr/
No: For all practical purposes the answer is no, but there are other means of depleting the cd4 count, some of which are of unknown source. They can produce a similar result as hiv, and we can do this as well with some of the drugs used to treat a variety of illnesses in medical practice. But when we talk about immunodeficiency syndrome we are almost always talking about HIV disease.
Can anything or any condition delay antibody development for HIV to longer than 15 months? I have tested five times at over 12 months.
None: There are no medical conditions or medications that delay HIV antibody. And if you have had antigen testing (duo test), it further proves you didn't catch HIV. This is your 3rd or 4th question about this. Obviously you are obsessed and over-worried and having trouble accepting the evidence you don't have HIV. If you can't shake it, consider counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism.
I have HIV all symptoms just started 1 week after sex with unknon and did tests HIV PCR RNA 2 times, HIV ab five times in 8 mon duration; am HIV free?
Possibly: You need to follow in at least 3-6 month interval for at least one year.See 2 more doctor answers
Secondary immunodef: As dr. Gallant explains, only hiv-1 and hiv-2 cause aids. If you are asking what other causes are there for other aquired immune deficiencies besides hiv/aids, then there are several. A new one was just reported this week from an nih team. Sometimes these are called "other secondary immunodeficiency" rather than "other acquired immunodeficiency syndromes (aids)". See an immunologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Almost everyone: Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death.
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