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Signs Of Having 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
I had protected sex and there were no visible sign of condom failure yet I am still diagnosed with an sti what are the chances of also contracting hiv?
No: HIV would have probably dropped it far lower. Lymphocyte counts actually fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour. However, the fact that you asked this question tells me you have some reason to be concerned about having HIV, and this is itself a reason to be tested. In most countries, it's considered wise to be checked yearly if you're dating at all. Best wishes. ...Read more
Found out I have Fordyce spot on the side of my lips and eye lids is it the sign of having a std/hiv?
No: These are sebacious cysts and can occur anywhere but especially where the glands are more superficial. ...Read more
A high count of CD4 (whitebloodcell) is a sign of HIV ? I have a count of 14, 000 cause a staphy bacteria, but , a high count is a sign of hiv?
Misinformed: Cd4 cells are the mangers of the immune system's functions. A high cd4 count represents excellent health and excellent immune function. In no way does any cd4 cell count represent an HIV infection in and of itself. And a high count is even more emphatically not an indication that someone has hiv. ...Read more
Is dry icthy skin on the chest & shoulders a sign or symptom that I have hiv? Sometimes very ichty. But no rash just spots. Usually after a sunny day
Hiv test neg 1mth ago but still sore throat off/on for 3mths mucus always in throat can this still be a sign of hiv? Not having any other symptoms
Not necessarily: The value of a negative HIV test depends on when testing was done in reference to possible exposure history. Recurrent sore throat with mucus could be due to a number of causes including chronic sinusitis, allergies with associated post nasal drip, reflux, tumors, or simply recurrent viral and or bacterial infections. So, there are many other conditions that can lead to the symptoms described. ...Read more
Is a canker sore in your mouth a sign of HIV infection ? Have one for a wk now very painful . Never had it this long . On my gum. What caused this?
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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