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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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People with trichomoniasis typically have what symptoms?

People with trichomoniasis typically have what symptoms?

Gals itchy, pain: Women can feel pain during sex, feel itchy inner thighs/vulva/vagina, or notice a funny smell or a thin green-yellow discharge from their vagina. ...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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Are people with huntington's disease contagious to others?

Are people with huntington's disease contagious to others?

No. You are safe.: People with huntington disease (hd) have inherited a genetic mutation in a specific gene right at the tip of one of their 4th chromosomes. They can't give this to you like a cold or the flu, even if they tried. Our friends and relatives with hd very much need us to help them, so don't be shy about staying close and showing that you care. We'll all appreciate that! ...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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What are the symptoms of aids from kissing someone with hiv?

What are the symptoms of aids from kissing someone with hiv?

Incorrect: You do not get HIV disease from kissing, hugging, touching or other non-intimate activities with an hiv+ person. It is not easy to get HIV disease and requires, sexual activities, blood transfusion, needle sharing during illicit drug use, organ transplantation or accidental transmission in hospital settngs (getting stuck with needles, being bled on, the or personnel during surgery, etc.). ...Read more

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How many people re diagnosed with typhus?

Depends on the type: Epidemic typhus occurs sporadically in times of war, famine or rebellion but is not seen as much any more. Outbreaks have occurred in burundi and several other areas of africa. Endemic (murine) typhus is found in many areas of the world including the usa and northern india. There is currently an outbreak in the los angeles area. ...Read more

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If HIV and hepatitis C are blood borne diseases, how many people develop them?

If HIV and hepatitis C are blood borne diseases, how many people develop them?

In the USA?: Here in the us, about 1.2 million people have hiv, and about 5 million people have hepatitis c. Each year, about 50, 000 people are newly infected with hiv, and at least 20, 000 people get hcv (this number could be a lot higher, we are not sure). In the 1960-1980's, about 250, 000 people a year got hcv because of contaminated blood transfusions, drug use, etc. So it is lower now but still should be 0. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

See doc: This requires an examination, detailed history and lab tests to distinguish since they have many shared symptoms. ...Read more

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People with prediabetes typically have what symptoms?

People with prediabetes typically have what symptoms?

None: Prediabetes usually exists for a long period of time before it presents with the usual symprtoms that we identify with diabetes. However, these people are usually overweight, underexercised, have lipid abnormalities in the blood and have blood sugars that are between the absolute normal and high exough to make a diagnosis of diabetes. ...Read more

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Do b symptoms eventually develop in lymphoma? Are there stage 4 patients with no b symptoms?

Do b symptoms eventually develop in lymphoma? Are there stage 4 patients with no b symptoms?

B Symptoms: B symptoms are any combination of persistent fevers, drenching night sweats/chills, or significant weight loss. Not all lymphoma patients get them. Not even all stage IV lymphoma patients get them. Patients without b symptoms and stage IV disease are staged as having stage iva disease. ...Read more

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Can people without symptoms spread mono?

Can people without symptoms spread mono?

Yes, sort of: After getting mono, due to ebv virus, a person will have ebv virus in his saliva sometimes. If he does heavy kissing with people who did not get ebv as a child, then those people can catch ebv from him and get mono. However, if he raises his kids in a way where they share foods, drinks, spoons, straws, normal kisses, etc..., his young kids can get ebv from him and have only mild symptoms, not mono. ...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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Is there any difference between people with HIV and people with aids?

Yes: Hiv is a virus. You have it or you don't. You can be infected with HIV and have a normally functioning immune system, either because the infection isn't active or it's controlled by medicines. If you have aids you have an immune system that's not working. You don't have aids unless you have the characteristic dysfunctional immune system, even if you are infected with the virus. ...Read more

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Can malaria cause someone present with sxs similar to schizophrenia for years?

Can malaria cause someone present with sxs similar to schizophrenia for years?

Not likely: The two diseases are incredibly dissimilar. When malaria does produce alterations in thought patterns it is due to delerium from markedly elevated fevers, to profound anemia with cerebral hypoxia, to cerebral malaria (p. Falciparum), or to associated mosquito borne infections with other organisms, all of which are acute illnesses, often resulting in death. ...Read more

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People with cardiomyopathy typically have what symptoms?

People with cardiomyopathy typically have what symptoms?

Varies: Often none in the early stages, but chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, leg swelling, cough, lightheadedness, palpitations may all be occurring at some point. Be aware though that having one of teh above symptoms does not mean that you have a cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Can someone with anxiety have the same symptoms as someone with adhd?

Can someone with anxiety have the same symptoms as someone with adhd?

ADHD symptoms: Can occur under many circumstances & are not specific to adhd. It is how they manifest in an individual that determine if DX is adhd vs other condition & a professional evaluation is necessary to detemine this. Adhd-like symptoms in person with anxiety disorder occur during bouts of anxiety but not when the person is calm. In person with adhd the symptoms are present most of the time. ...Read more

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People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

It depends: It depends on which anti-depressant. Most commonly, lethargy and confusion...Tricyclics can be lethal in overdose, thus requiring more urgent intervention. ...Read more

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Do people with RLS experience a typical pattern of symptoms?

Do people with RLS experience a typical pattern of symptoms?

Typical pattern: Rls symptoms are an urge to move or discomfort in the legs at night. Movement improves symptoms and inactivity makes them worse. Generally stays the same or worsen with age. ...Read more

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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