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People living with aids - they're all contagious, right?

People living with aids - they're all contagious, right?

Some: Yes they have the ability to transmit the virus through direct contact with body fluids. I would not worry about living with the person in your house or eating with you, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

Approximately 13,000: The exact number obviously varies. See the following link for specific numbers based on county: http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/aids/documents/sssemiannualrptjun2011.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV susceptible to sepsis?

Are people with HIV susceptible to sepsis?

Yes: If the infection is not under control. If HIV is well treated and viral load undetectable, cd4 count normal, then the risk is less. ...Read more

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How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

Near normal life: HIV infected persons who respond to treatment and are compliant with treatment have near normal life span. ...Read more

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How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

Hiv in africa: In 2010 there were approx 23 million people infected with HIV in africa. ...Read more

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Can people with HIV work on restaurants?

Can people with HIV work on restaurants?

Likely: I am not aware that HIV testing is required for getting a job at a restaurant. ...Read more

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How many months/years can people with cirrhosis live? The chance of household transmission if we live together?

How many months/years can people with cirrhosis live? The chance of household transmission if we live together?

A long time: Cirrhosis of severe degree is fatal, and usually sooner than later, but everyone and their disease is different. Talk to your doctor for individualized advice. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications. ...Read more

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Could HIV medications help infected people live longer?

Could HIV medications help infected people live longer?

YES!: When antiviral medications are taken in combinations and as prescribed with strict adherence to the regimens, these drugs can allow patients to live for decades with good quality lives. The drugs must be taken faithfully, and it is best not to have additional exposures to other strains of HIV (safe sex and no needle sharing). ...Read more

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How many people are living with skin cancer?

How many people are living with skin cancer?

Skin cancer: New skin cancer diagnoses will be greater than 1 million in the u. S. Per year and that may be an underestimate as they are not formally reported. 20% of americans may develop some type of skin cancer in their lifetime, but fortuanately most are curable. Don't forget to use your sunscreen, but take vitamin d by mouth since the sunscreen prevents your skin from making the vitaimin. ...Read more

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Can people who have HBV take new partners from dating sites?

Can people who have HBV take new partners from dating sites?

Sure: But once your relationship is more serious, you should reveal such history to your partner and he/she should do the same for you. Regardless, you should use protection to prevent the possible (although low) chance of spread. ...Read more

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How many people are infected with polio worldwide each year?

How many people are infected with polio worldwide each year?

See below:: In 2012, only three countries (afghanistan, nigeria and pakistan) remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988. Polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an estimated 350 000 cases then, to 1 352 reported cases in 2010. The recent news notes pakistan is rejecting polio vaccinations due to paranoia that it is tainted by the U.S. ...Read more

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How people with cotard syndrome live with their families?

How people with cotard syndrome live with their families?

Can be difficult: Cotard's grim illness probably won't exist in isolation. There will be coexisting pathology; the person may be tractable or problematic depending on the illness, insight, personality & how it's managed by therapists. Having a mentally ill family member in the home is often extremely difficult for everyone. The homeless people you see are often mentally ill people who've been abandoned. ...Read more

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Do people with hiv get sick often?

Do people with hiv get sick often?

Yes if not treated: Nowadays antiretroviral therapy has transformed lives of people infected with HIV, but they to adhere to treatment plans, take meds and follow up regularly ...Read more

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Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more

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How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

Said who?: Happiness is difficult to measure, but i suspect you are mistaken. People who live in cold climates such as the finns, swedish, russians, nepalese, swiss, and many others might disagree. ...Read more

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If cold/flu transmit via "aerosolized", then why do some people not get infected when living with those afflicted in close quarters? Are they immune?

If cold/flu transmit via "aerosolized", then why do some people not get infected when living with those afflicted in close quarters? Are they immune?

Immune resistant: Some people are have had prior exposure to the virus and may be immune. It is also possible that they have a high resistance. Other people may contract the same virus but display few symptoms. ...Read more

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Could people with Asperger syndrome take care of themselves and live alone?

Could people with Asperger syndrome take care of themselves and live alone?

Aspergers: In most cases yes if they receive the support necessary to become independent, including family, friends and professional assistance from qualified mental health professionals. Best. ...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