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How is it that people living with hiv/aids should tell their employers about their infection?

How is it that people living with hiv/aids should tell their employers about their infection?

Depends on situation: In my opinion, the decision to disclose HIV status to an employer is up to the patient. However, i think this is a case by case basis. If an HIV positive individual is working in the food industry, then it may be prudent to disclose HIV in the event of a cut when preparing food to others. But if just working a desk job, it may not be necessary to disclose as chances are less likely to get hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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In california government-funded anti-viral treatment plan, how many combinations of drug can be selected by the people living with hiv/aids ?

HIV treatment norms: I am not sure what you are really asking. But, all combinations of HIV medications should be available to prescribe based upon the genetics of the virus one has in their body. I do not know of any limitations in any HIV program. ...Read more

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How does hiv aids spread?

How does hiv aids spread?

Fresh blood / semen: Sex, especially anal intercourse, and needle sharing for drug abuse. The blood supply for transfusion is basically safe. Dark talk about AIDS being transmitted in other ways is disinformation. ...Read more

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How does hiv/aids spread?

How does hiv/aids spread?

Body fluids: Mostly from sexual intercourse and from contact with infected blood products. ...Read more

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How do HIV & aids differ?

How do HIV & aids differ?

Infection severity: There are several differences between HIV and aids. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read more

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Is HIV/AIDS a long-term disease?

Yes: HIV/AIDS is a long-term disease. However, people these days can live essentially a normal life if caught early and treated with anti-HIV medications. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hiv/aids?

How do I know if I have hiv/aids?

Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way. Depending on the result, you may need to see your doctor for appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiv\aids?

What are the symptoms of hiv\aids?

HIV/AIDS: These can be nearly anything since they are a result of the immune deficiency creating secondary infections and malignancies. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hiv/aids?

What is the definition of hiv/aids?

See below: Hiv means infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids means acquired immunodificiency syndrome and means infection with the HIV virus and an opportunistic infection or a cd4 lymphocyte count of less than 200 cells/mm3. ...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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more