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The Impact Of Hiv And Aids On The Community
Infection severity: There are several differences between HIV and aids. 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 immund deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
HIV causes AIDS: Hiv is a virus (human immunodeficiency virus). One has HIV for many years, untreated, before one develops aids. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, its best to be tested as soon as possible, even if you are not having any symptoms. It is best to treat HIV as early as possible, far before it develops into aids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subtle difference: There is a subtle difference. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Course of disease: Hiv is virus causing aids. If blood tests are conclusive, you are considered HIV +. Aids is later stage with loss of t cells and evidence of immune compromised state with cluster of symptoms and diagnosis. Hiv+ does not have to evolve to aids if you get healthcare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homework question: This is for a "contemporary social theory" course, I take it. Some of these are helpful; others are ideological indoctrination. In the poor nations, rape and forced marriage transmit AIDS. That is the reality. I wish that more people card or talked straight about a terrible situation. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: Without treatment, HIV is fatal in a period of 8 to 10 years. With current multi-drug therapies and close medical supervision, a person diagnosed with early HIV infection today who adheres closely to a good treatment regimen can live for several decades. These medications are expensive and require monitoring. Some of the drugs have serious side effects. Have safe sex. Always use a condom. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more
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