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People Living With 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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Why do people who get HIV from blood transfusions have shorter life spans than people who get HIV from sex?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
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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