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What is the main cause of HIV and aids?

What is the main cause of HIV and aids?

Virus: HIV, (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes AIDS, (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Other risk factors, in addition to HIV infection are drug abuse, associated infections like hepatitis, tuberculosis and non-compliance with treatment. ...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 cause of the spread of psychological diseases in the developed world?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the cause of the spread of psychological diseases in the developed world?

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 more

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What are the rituals that cause the rapid spread of aids?

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

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Which are the symptoms of aids?

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 is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

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

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What are the causes of the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

What are the causes of the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases?

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

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What are the causes of the symptoms of tuberculosis?

What are the causes of the symptoms of tuberculosis?

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

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What's the leading cause of death in the us?

What's the leading cause of death in the us?

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

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What are the causes of the various symptoms of the common cold?

What are the causes of the various symptoms of the common cold?

Cold symptoms: Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired & watery eyes. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of pericarditis for the elderly?

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What is the leading cause of pericarditis for the elderly?

Viral: The leading cause is a viral infection, namely the coxsackie or echovirus. Some other causes include hypothyroidism or kidney failure. A good portion of the time a specific cause can't be determined, we call that "idiopathic". ...Read more

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How does the aids virus affect us in the beginning of the disease?

How does the aids virus affect us in the beginning of the disease?

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 more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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Whats the current leading cause of death in the country?

Whats the current leading cause of death in the country?

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

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What are the leading causes of cancer in asia?

What are the leading causes of cancer in asia?

DON'T KNOW BUT . . : Two cancers that are more prevalent in asians are liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) due to hepatitis b and gastric (stomach) cancer due to h pylori and salted/pickled meats. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause of an absence of the anus?

What is the cause of an absence of the anus?

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

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Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

Why are the side effects of HIV medication the same as the symptoms of the disease itself?

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

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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The symptoms of the aids virus infection?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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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