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371.5 a HIV positive Result?

371.5 a HIV positive Result?

Insufficient info: You don't tell us what test you had. I assume that the number is the optical density of an ELISA for HIV antibodies. Depending on what the laboratory that did the test determines as positive, that will tell you if you really are. That is the best I can tell you. ...Read more

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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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I'm HIV positive and had it for 4 years what should I expect?

I'm  HIV positive and had it for 4 years what should I expect?

Treated?: Most people with HIV on treatment can expect a reasonably good quality of life and life expectancy. Be sure to get regular checkup ...Read more

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When does HIV positive turn to aids?

When does HIV positive turn to aids?

CD4 count around 200: Hiv destroys cd4 cells (specific type of white blood cell that plays a role in helping to fight diseases). The immune system weakens as more cd4 cells are killed. Hiv infection can exist for years before it progresses to aids. People with HIV progress to aids when their cd4 counts fall below 200 or they experience an aids-defining illness (infection/malignancy like pneumocystis or lymphoma). ...Read more

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Does hair grow when you are HIV positive?

Does hair grow when you are HIV positive?

Yes: Hair will grow normally with HIV infection, except in advanced aids. ...Read more

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Could catching flu mean your HIV positive?

Could catching flu mean your HIV positive?

Not likely: About 20% of the population catch the flu yearly. Most are healthy persons. Hiv positive makes you more succeptable to infection so yes if you are in poor condition and HIV pos you can catch viral, bacterial and fungal infections easier, however just because you catch the flu is no reason to suspect that you are now HIV positive. If you have risk factors for HIV then get tested. ...Read more

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Yes: Precautionary measures have to be taken when handling infected baby's body fluids, i.e., blood or saliva. ...Read more

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How can we have a baby, my wife being HIV positive?

How can we have a baby, my wife being HIV positive?

Seek high risk OB: You can have a baby if your wife is HIV positive. First see a high risk OB doctor for consultation. ...Read more

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Madam my age is 17 is it possible for hiv positive?

It is if you've had: sex with HIV positive person or been contaminated by blood from HIV positive person ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 80 year old to be hiv positive?

Is it possible for an 80 year old to be hiv  positive?

Sure: The HIV virus, and viruses in general, are equal-opportunity germs. They do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, or ethnicity. Also, "HIV positive" can mean a positive screening test, a positive confirmatory test, etc... A person is truly HIV positive if she has a positive confirmatory test that shows she actually has her own HIV infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to live with an HIV positive family member?

Yes: You don't get HIV from living with someone with hiv, only from sex. Close contact is not a risk. ...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


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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more