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Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Henry Ng Dr. Ng
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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

Dr. Henry Ng Dr. Ng
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Are digestive symptoms sometimes a sign of HIV infection?

Depends: Some symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, or pain with swallowing (odynophagia) may represent an opportunistic infection in a personal with HIV infection. If you have a concern about a digestive symptom and HIV infection, you should talk to your health provider about it and consider being testing for HIV infection. ...Read more

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Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

Amoebiasis: Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In more serious cases of dysentery there is bloody diarrhea, fever & abdominal pain. There are cases where it has spread to the liver, lungs & brain. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms from HIV virus?

What are the signs and symptoms from HIV virus?

Quite variable: In acute HIV infection, a variety of symptom complexes can occur including a mono like illness but after that the person may be totally asymptomatic for 5-10 years until signs of immune deficiency developed. ...Read more

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Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Get tested: Easiest way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested with a quick and easy test. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

Mono: Sore throat, white spots sometimes on tonsils, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes that tend to be more posterior ( in back of neck) versus strep throat which is typically more anterior ( front of neck). ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs and symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the warning signs and symptoms of genital herpes?

Usually pain: Usually before the classic skin lesions appear most patients describe tingling at the site. Then the typical herpetic blisters appear. Patients can alsomhave some pretty bad systemic symptoms. These can be like a viral syndrome with fever amd malaise. The lesions can be rather painful. Subsequent flare-ups can be less severe but not always. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

some suggestions: These are some but not all findings 1. Malar rash: 2. Discoid (skin) rash: 3. Photosensitivity: 4. Mouth or nose ulcers: 5. Arthritis 6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement: 7. Neurologic disorder: 8. Renal (kidney) disorder 9. Hematologic (blood) disorder 10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded dna, antibodies to sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin 11. Antinuclear antibodies (ana):. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes and a yeast infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of herpes and a yeast infection?

Herpes: Herpes presents as typically painful vesicles and ulcerations. Diagnosis can be made by culturing lesion and by blood test. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are early signs and symptoms of diabetes?

See below: Fatigue thirst, hunger, frequent urination. but diabetes exists without symptoms at sugars ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection?

Vagina discharge etc: Symptoms may include vagina discharge with whitish cottage cheese kind of texture discharge, itchiness, redness, burning pain etc. Yes, other infection- bacterial infection also can happen-from bacterial vaginosis to many kind of std. Go to see gyn to get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptoms of yeast infection?

What are the sign and symptoms of yeast infection?

Discharge and itchin: The commest symptoms are ithching, discomfort and thich white cheesy discharge from vagina it can also sometimes cause pan or burning during urination or during sex on examination you see some rash and thick whitish vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in males?

What are signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in males?

Multiple: Some men with gonorrhea may have no symptoms at all. However, men who do have symptoms, may have: - A burning sensation when urinating; - A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis; - Painful or swollen testicles (although this is less common). For more information, you can visit the CDC website below. http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

What are signs and symptoms of a staph infection of bladder?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of viral meningitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of viral meningitis?

Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen and cultured if present. If nothing grows it is considered aseptic. This usually means that a virus is the cause. Special tests and cultures may or may not identify the virus. Viruses may infect the brain itself causing encephalitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hpv?

What are the signs and symptoms of hpv?

Usually none: Most HPV infections cause no symptoms at all and nothing abnormal on examination. But some infections cause genital or anal warts, and others can cause cancer. But actual cancer is easily prevented by regular health care. And you can prevent the most important HPV related health problems by immunization. Talk to your primary care doctor about the available vaccines. ...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