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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Full Blown Aids

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How often do you get sick with full blown AIDS and how often do you get sick if you are a rapid progressor? What type of sickness do we get in this?

How often do you get sick with full blown AIDS and how often do you get sick if you are a rapid progressor? What type of sickness do we get in this?

AIDS: Hard to say how often one will be sick once AIDS is present, but the risk of dying and being sick from other opportunistic infections is high without treatment, diseases such as tuberculosis, lymphoma, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus infection etc... are very prevalent in AIDS ...Read more

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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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What is the difference between HIV and full-blown aids?

Virus v disease: Aids is the manifestation of advanced HIV infection. The HIV virus destroys certain immune cells, cd4+ t-cells, and when those t-cell numbers get too low, the infected person begins to get unusual illnesses. This syndrome of illnesses is called aids. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed with HIV how long after not taking your medications can you have full blown AIDS?

Once diagnosed with HIV how long after not taking your medications can you have full blown AIDS?

HIV Immunocompromise: The rate of deterioration in immune function and progression to AIDS depends on various factors and differs per individual. Current international and local clinical guidelines (e.g. WHO) advise that patients with HIV start treatment ASAP and not wait for immune deterioration or clinical signs of AIDS - immune function may not be fully restored if treatment delayed. Advise see family practitioner ...Read more

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Can I have full blown aids and test negative twice on oraquick at home test? After 2 years of risk event

Can I have full blown aids and test negative twice on oraquick at home test? After 2 years of risk event

Oraquik test: Sensitivity is about 92% and specificity is above 99%. Hence you can have a false negative in every 12 to 13 test. Hence if suspicion is high a negative test needs further testing. A positive test while not absolute has very high probability of accuracy. This home test has very high probality of predicting HIV if the test is positive. Its ability to exclude HIV is lower. ...Read more

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Had sex with someone almost 16 years ago found out 2 years ago he has full blown aids do u think I would know if I had it by now?

Had sex with someone almost 16 years ago found out 2 years ago he has full blown aids do u think I would know if I had it by now?

Easy to Check: Why ask about the odds and continue to wonder for two more years? A simple blood test will remove all doubt. If you are HIV negative, you will have nothing to worry about. If you are HIV positive, it is a treatable disease, and as with many medical problems the sooner the better. ...Read more

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If a person has full blown aids, &they look sick and pale, does that mean they will pass away soon? I have a family member whom I am concerned about.

Not necessarily: It does not necessarily mean they will pass away soon. They need a good HIV specialist to care for them. Meds to make appetite increase and build muscle back. Hiv meds to bring the immune system back. Don't lose hope. ...Read more

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I recently found out my mother has full blown aids. What are the chances of me having it?

I recently found out my mother has full blown aids. What are the chances of me having it?

Near zero unless: I trust this is accurate news. Hiv is almost never transmitted between family members without the most intimate contact. If you are 24 and have no symptoms / signs, it is unlikely you were infected as a baby. I'm sorry about your mom and am glad you are there for her. It will probably put your mind at ease to get hiv-tested, which is easily done. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between being HIV positive and having full blown aids?

I want to know what is the difference between being HIV positive and having full blown aids?

HIV+ & AIDS: Hiv+ means the virus has invaded a person's body & is in their cells. Aids means the virus has caused often irreversible damage to that person. Aids means the person is very ill and can die from even the simplest infection. Hiv+ people, with early treatment can often live normal lives with the virus for decades. ...Read more

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Can I develop full blown aids in two years past a risk event? I had test negative twice on oraquick but I heard if full aids antibodies won't produce

Can I develop full blown aids in two years past a risk event? I had test negative twice on oraquick but I heard if full aids antibodies won't produce

With full aids: You will still have antibodies positive and high viral load and decreased CD4 count. Full blown AIDS is very easy to diagnose. See a primary care physician or Infectious disease specialist. Early diagnosis and treatment could be life saving ...Read more

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What is the number of deaths per year in the u.S. For people with symptoms of aids?

What is the number of deaths per year in the u.S. For people with symptoms of aids?

Number of AIDS death: Since beginning of epidemic: 617, 025,
including more than 16, 000 in 2008

http://www. Kff. Org/hivaids/upload/3029-12.Pdf. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a fully blown-up aids patient?

Symptoms of a fully blown-up aids patient?

HIV/AIDS: This is quite variable and depends upon the particular opportunistic infection or malignancy the patient develops. There are some conditions that may primarily be caused by HIV itself, but these are also very variable, so it is not possible to answer the question very specifically. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of late AIDS?

AIDS: That is way too broad of a question for this simple application. AIDS causes immune destruction that then leads to numerous potential infectious and cancerous possibilities. Here on health tap it is always better to ask specific questions about a specific symptom or history and not broad open ended questions that would require a text book length answer. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of AIDS?

What's the symptoms of AIDS?

AIDS: Depends on how long someone has been infected but could be like flu symptoms. It is recommended to have an HIV blood test done if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids?

Many: Aids is a virus that attacks the immune protection system of the body. Aids victims can get more infections, especially uncommon ones including an unusual one called kaposis sarcoma. They are weakened, frequently lose weight, and when untreated almost any part of the body is at risk. Current therapy can now attenuate this problem and in the 1st world it is now a chronic, not deadly illness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of AIDS?

AIDS symptoms: AIDS is a dangerous disease, because after the initial infection with HIV-1, there can be few to no symptoms until the infection progresses. It works by damaging the immune system, increasing the risk of common infections like tuberculosis, and opening the door to opportunistic infections such as toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, PCP, bacterial infections, and a host of others. Cancers too can arise ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of aids?

Loss of immunity...: Aids results from infection with hiv, and symptoms of aids are related to decreased immune system function. Some symptoms include infections (like oral thrush and pneumonia) as well as unwanted weight loss. Some people with untreated HIV can present with aids defining illnesses that are malignancies such as kaposis sarcoma and lymphoma. Every patient is unique. ...Read more

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What are possible symptoms of aids?

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Many: Fever, rash, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, oral thrush are symptoms of seroconversion. When aids sets in symptoms depend on the organ or system affected by an infection or by cancer. Too numerous to cite here. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms with aids?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with aids. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Typical common symptoms may be very nonspecific, such as fever, weight loss, cough, or rash. As you can tell, these may also represent a typical cold or flu. Thus, the general recommendation is if you are concerned about hiv/aids, get tested. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if I had aids?

Maybe none: You may have no symptoms at all with aids. Get tested! ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of aids?

AIDS: This is variable and will depend upon the particular infection or malignancy that appears. These are generally illnesses we call "opportunistic" because the deficiency in resistance created by HIV or other causes allows organisms that will not generally infect normal individuals to take hold and produce disease, when they get the opportunity. ...Read more

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A first symptom of having aids is usually what?

A first symptom of having aids is usually what?

Infections: Typically people with aids first develop yeast infections in the mouth or vagina. Some people will get frequent colds or pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms/signs that you have aids?

What are some symptoms/signs that you have aids?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with aids. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Typical common symptoms may be very nonspecific, such as fever, weight loss, cough, or rash. As you can tell, these may also represent a typical cold or flu. Thus, the general recommendation is if you are concerned about hiv/aids, get tested. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms to look for if someone has aids?

See a doctor: Early diagnosis is useful for best treatment. The symptoms are not specific but include febers, malaise, lymph node swellings and sweating. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aids, if it is a subtle or mild case?

Often no symptoms: The symptoms of HIV infection in a subtle or mild case is usually nothing. This is why many people don't find out that they have HIV until after many years. However, as the immune system gets worse over time, the person may develop symptoms, like fevers, night sweats, weight loss, or enlarged lymph nodes. Untreated HIV infection can lead to aids, which is associated with a poor immune system. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more

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How long can you go without knowing that you have aids before the symptoms catch up with you?

How long can you go without knowing that you have aids before the symptoms catch up with you?

6-10 years: On average, and there is much variability, most people will have six to ten years from the time of their initial infection where they are asymptomatic from hiv. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of aids?

Too many to list: There are some classic symptoms and signs, such as weight loss, fever, chronic diarrhea, and thrush. But people with aids can get one or more of a long list of opportunistic infections, each of which has its own symptoms. What matters is that no one should develop aids, which can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment, not to mention HIV prevention. ...Read more