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People Living With Hiv Aids
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
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
HIV Early Symptoms: No one knows. But, the symptoms can mimic a severe flu like illness with fatigue and a body rash. Remember please that if one has a high risk of exposure infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be instigated if one acts within 72 hours of the exposure. This message should be trumpeted to all who may need to get in to see their doctor immediately after an 'accident'. ...Read more
HIV Epidemiology: There is a reporting system in most states for aids. This allows us to understand where the infection stands in our country ; what populations are affected (see cdc reports). Hiv is an infection spread via the same routes as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, pregnancy, ; many other stds. These are reported as well. We know how to prevent it! we need to practice safe behaviors ; be smarter! ...Read more
Is coccidioidomycosis a disease that only people with hiv/aids get? Or can anybody get it? How long does coccidioidomycosis take to be disseminated?
See below: This is a fungal disease that is airborne and anyone in the appropriate area can come down with the disease. Those patients that have immune problems are more likely to have disease than someone that doesn not but in fact normal people do get this. When does it spresd that is strongly dependent on a number of things in the individual. ...Read more
Could providing people with hiv/aids medicine actually help decrease the amount of people who suffer from it?
Around 17,000: The latest year for US HIV/AIDs statistics is 2013, with 16,783 deaths among people diagnosed with AIDS (stage 3 HIV infection). Not all of those necessarily died of AIDS or its complications, but most did. Of course many more world wide. Detailed statistics for the US are available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf ...Read more
Many theories: HIV infection is high in African Americans (AA) likely for many reasons. Some suggest that it is lack of knowledge about HIV/poor access to medical care and HIV testing. Others suggest that the stigma of having HIV and issues of homophobia within the AA community have kept people 'in the closet' or 'on the down low' and not willing to get tested or disclose to friends/family that they are HIV+. ...Read more
Http://www.who.int/gho/hiv/epidemic_status/deaths_text/en/: It depends that is from teh World Health Organization The drop in HIV-related mortality is especially evident in the regions with the greatest burden of HIV infection, including the WHO African Region, home to about three in four people dying from HIV-related causes in 2013. An estimated 1.1 million [1.0 – 1.3 million] people died in the African Region from HIV-related causes in 2013, 24% fewer ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more
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