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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Can you please describe the cause of aids?

Can you please describe 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

Dr. Martin Raff
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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


Dr. Charles Sturgis Dr. Sturgis
Pathology
25 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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What are the causes of aids-hiv and why did it not exist before around 1960?

What are the causes of aids-hiv and why did it not exist before around 1960?

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

Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez Dr. Philips-Rodriguez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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How is htlv 3 and htlv 4 transmitted? Are they in the usa? Are they a cause of aids?

How is htlv 3 and htlv 4 transmitted? Are they in the usa? Are they a cause of aids?

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

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Help please! is balantis cause by aids or any other std?

Help please! is balantis cause by aids or any other std?

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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What sexual activities cause HIV/AIDS?

What sexual activities cause HIV/AIDS?

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

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Oral sex or lips kiss can be the cause of aids ?

Oral sex or lips kiss can be the cause of aids ?

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

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane Dr. Mullane
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you tell me what in sexual relations causes hiv-aids?

Can you tell me what in sexual relations causes hiv-aids?

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

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What causes aids?

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 more

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Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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Whats creates and cause aids?

Whats creates and cause aids?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is it true that HIV causes aids?

Yes: The conspiracy talk is driven by cynical, big-money health frauds. Ask yourself -- if HIV were not the cause (as was claimed early), why do medicines that suppress this in the lab enable people to recover from the symptoms of aids and live normal lives? What conspiracy could be so great? Why do we find HIV in essentially everyone with aids symptoms? Why did ___ refuse to inject himself with hiv? ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Toppin Dr. Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Palumbo Dr. Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
19 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can two HIV negative men sex relation cause aids?

Can two HIV negative men sex relation cause aids?

An HIV negative: Person can not transmit HIV to another person sexually. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Some people think gay sex causes aids. Why is that?

Early stereotype: In the early 1980s, not much was known about the virus, only that promiscuous homosexual men tended to contract it. This was likely a combination of high-risk behaviors (unprotected sex, multiple partners, drug use...). Recently, heterosexual transmission and intravenous drug use surpassed this transmission, but some resurgence as new generation not taking precautions. Be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Eason Dr. Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
29 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Someone told me HIV is a hoax and does not cause aids is that true or just bs?

HIV/AIDS: AIDS is a more advanced stage of HIV infection. From the early days, there have been various rumors about HIV, but they are just that, rumors, without any basis. The scientific evidence that abounds is concrete proof that HIV and AIDS is one in the same. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What caused the first aids infections in straight humans?

What caused the first aids infections in straight humans?

Sex and drugs: Straight people can get infected by sharing needles or through sex. Women can be infected through vaginal or anal sex with an infected male partner. Straight men can get infected through sex with women, especially if they're uncircumcized and/or have genital ulcers. Straight men can also get infected by having sex with men, since "straight" describes orientation, not behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Mullane Dr. Mullane
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you tell me the causes of hiv/aids?

Cause of HIV/AIDS: The cause of hiv/aids is an RNA retrovirus that infects cells w/a specific target called a cd4 receptor. Many of these cells function in the immune system. Once in the cell, the virus changes to a dna virus ; enters the nucleus of the cell ; binds to the dna becoming part of that cell. It then uses the cells machinery to replicate ; finally kill off the cell ; w/it the immune system of the host. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Sturgis Dr. Sturgis
Pathology
25 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Please tell me what are all the known causes of hiv-aids?

HIV: Hiv is the human immunodeficiency virus. This virus causes the medical condition / syndrome known as aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Hiv is spread by sharing body fluids. Hiv is the only cause of aids. ...Read more