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When was HIV and aids?

When was HIV and aids?

Same disease : Hiv is disease status when person is asymptomatic and does not meet criteria for certain opportunities infection and cd4 count labove 200. When certain indicator, infection, conditions, malignancy when found with HIV infection or cd4 less than 200 than HIV infection called as aids.It is same disease with different spectrum, . ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Get tested: Easiest way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested with a quick and easy test. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are HIV and aids the same?

Are HIV and aids the same?

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 more

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What is the difference of HIV and aids?

What is the difference of HIV and aids?

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 more

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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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How can people fight against HIV and AIDS?

How can people fight against HIV and AIDS?

Anti-HIV medications: If you have HIV/AIDS, you can take anti-HIV medications. These days, there are many different HIV medications available, including some medications that include multiple medications in a single pill. If you do not have HIV/AIDS, you can help fight against HIV and AIDS by spreading the word for people to get tested for HIV. This will help us by diagnosing people earlier and treating them. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to get HIV and aids?

Could you describe how to get HIV and aids?

Unprotected sex, IDU: Hiv infection is acquired through unprotected sex, injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. As HIV infection progresses untreated and one's immune system worsens, one can develop aids. ...Read more

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What's the difference between HIV and aids?

What's the difference between HIV and aids?

HIV versus AIDS: They are essentially the same. Hiv is the name of the virus and the illness. Human immunodeficiency virus causes the infection that attacks one's immune cells. The death of these cells, if untreated, lead to a weakening of one's defense against infection. If that weakness puts the patient at risk for death from these infections they then have aids. ...Read more

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What is the difference between HIV and aids?

HIV is the virus: that causes AIDS. Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection destroys the immune system resulting in multiple infections and tumors. The full blown clinical picture with destroyed immune system is called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome .(AIDS) ...Read more

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What are the differences between HIV and aids?

What are the differences between HIV and aids?

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 more

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Can you please tell me how HIV and aids differ?

Can you please tell me how HIV and aids differ?

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 more

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Can you please tell me how HIV and aids differ?

Can you please tell me how HIV and aids differ?

Sexually transmitted: Diseases. Infection with HIV causes aids. Hiv/aids is one of the many sexually transmitted diseases (stds). See this site for more info about stds. http://www.cdc.gov/std/. ...Read more

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Is there something that can reverse Hiv and aids?

Not really: This depends on what you mean by "reverse". There is nothing that cures HIV, i.e. that clears the virus from the body. However, there are very effective treatments to keep HIV in control, improve the impaired immune system, and prevent the life threatening illnesses seen in AIDS. Even in resource poor settings of your country (South Africa), low cost treatment often can be found. Good luck! ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between HIV and aids?

Need advice on what is the the difference between HIV and aids?

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. ...Read more

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Is it true that HIV and aids still the threat it was 20 years ago?

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

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How do unequal gender relations contribute to the spread of HIV and AIDS?

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

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I want to know what is the difference between HIV and aids and what are they?

Virus vs syndrome: Hiv is the human immunodeficiency virus. Without diagnosis and treatment, this virus slowly destroys a person's cellular immune response, predisposing the patient to infections, certain malignant tumors, and dementia. Aids is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Aids is the group of illnesses caused by hiv. Hiv is the cause of the condition aids. ...Read more

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There are many other diseases you can get besides HIV and aids from sex. What diseases do you get and what do they do?

There are many other diseases you can get besides HIV and aids from sex. What diseases do you get and what do they do?

See my answer: One can get gonorrhea, urethritis due to many germs, syphilis, and i go on since you have the ability of internet, you can google 'venereal diseases' or 'sexually transmitted diseases and you'll get all the answers. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...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