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The Cause Of Aids
HIV infection: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more
HIV causes AIDS...: Hiv (the human immunodeficiency virus) is the cause of aids (the acquired immune deficiency syndrome). The exact origin of this virus is not certain, but it is most likely a zoonosis, an infection spread from animals to people. Most investigators feel that this virus jumped to people from apes in west africa. ...Read more
No, not cause ofAIDS: Htlv 3&4 are rather newly discovered viruses. They were discovered in men hunting monkeys in africa and may be related to the consumption of bush meat. We do not know much about these viruses yet. They are not common in the us. They are in the same family of viruses (retroviruses) as human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus which causes aids. ...Read more
Usually not unless: Circumcised. Most common cause of balanitis is a tight foreskin & inadequaate penile hygiene. But std can cause balanitis in both circumcised & uncircumcised men. Can have infectious & non infectious causes. Can be caused by skin conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema or skin irritants like detergent residue, perfumed soap or latex allergy etc. ...Read more
HIV causes AIDS: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian It is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Sex does not cause AIDS, it facilitates the spread of HIV from one infected person to an other, See the website listed above for more info. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: I am sure you are smarter than that. We are 35 years into an epidemic that is ongoing. Hiv is caught with blood to blood or semen to blood direct exposure. Hiv is not caught with casual contact. Ever. There is no conspiracy to trick people about these very serious problems. There is reason to claim ignorance. Not when there is so much information available. Please be kind to those who are ill. ...Read more
HIV transmission: The virus lives in cells that have a specific receptor site on them called a cd4 receptor. These cells include white blood cells (lymphocytes) ; some of the cells lining our GI tract, some nerve cells... The virus is transmitted in the lymphocytes that are present in body fluids. In the GI tract lymphocytes pick up these viral particles ; in the genital tract micro-traumatic tears allow entry. ...Read more
Immune Destruction: Immune destruction caused by the death or weakening on the immune cells by a chronic infection caused by the HIV virus. At some point, usually years after infection, the immune system cannot keep up with the chronic destruction of its cells and weakens to a point where it can no longer fight off infections, even simple ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cuased by a virus!: Good evening, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids), is a condition, as the name suggests in which our immune system fails to do the function of fighting viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections, and eliminating cancer cells from our body. The results are uncontrollable infections, and cancers. The defects are caused by human immunodeficiency virus, which are often sexually transmitted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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