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The Cause Of Aids
Developed world: Having experience overseas, my guess is that in underdeveloped countries when a person shows symptoms of mental illness, he/she are taken by family to isolation or they are labeled insane & end up roaming the streets. Anything less is treated thru nature/nurture, with proper medical/psychological interventions being reserved for the rich or fortunate few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is sex a ritual?: For the most part, HIV isnt' spread by rituals, unless you consider sex and sharing needles "rituals." i suppose there could be true rituals that might spread hiv, such as scarification or tattooing using unclean needles or knives, but that would account for a small proportion of transmissions. ...Read more
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
Cataract: The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract., nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable. ...Read more
Many factors: There are many factors, some are 1 peoples resistant to get their children and themselves immunized due to ignorance 2 international travel which brings infectious disease from under developed countries to others 3 new unexpected disease like h1n1 4 over use of antibiotics causing resistant organisms. ...Read more
Lung inflammation: Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection. It induces intense inflammation that destroys normal lung tissue & causes cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever & night sweat. Body's immune system tries to contain infection by forming granulomas to wall off the TB bug, but cytokines released by activated immune cells causes damage to lungs. ...Read more
Heart disease: Number of deaths for leading causes of death •heart disease: 599, 413 •cancer: 567, 628 •chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137, 353 •stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128, 842 •accidents (unintentional injuries): 118, 021 •alzheimer's disease: 79, 003 •diabetes: 68, 705 •influenza and pneumonia: 53, 692 •nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48, 935 •intentional self-harm (suicide): 36, 90. ...Read more
You may not notice: Most people, after recovering from primary infection (acute retroviral syndrome), have no symptoms for at least a few years. However, they are not normal. Their t-helper cell counts are usually declining, and they have higher levels of immune acttivation and inflammation. Most people have fairly advanced disease by the time symptoms appear, though there are a few conditions that can occur earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis: This disease features accumulations of cholesterol and other substances on the inner surfaces of arteries. It still probably kills more people through heart damage and stroke than all cancers combined. A public health expert might cite "lifestyle" instead -- or even "getting older" -- as deaths from malnutrition, violence, childbirth and infection are less common than in the old days. ...Read more
Congenital: If not surgical, usually a congenital condition (anal atresia) caused by a failure of migration of the cells that eventually form the anal complex --they don't end up in the right place! usually diagnosed at birth as part of the routine baby exam, but may show up later as the baby doesn't poop and gets swollen! ...Read more
Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more
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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