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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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How difficult is it to get on SSI living with HIV -1 ?

Nearly impossible: Now a days HIV us easy to treat. Easy to survive. And treated patients are getting healthier. I know of no patient today where HIV would be a reason for new SSI. ...Read more

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Can a person living with HIV for over 20 years still have the energy to live?

Can a person living with HIV for over 20 years still have the energy to live?

Of course: People with HIV can live long, healthy lives with proper treatment...Probably even normal lifespans. The goal is to die of old age, perhaps of a heart attack on the tennis court at the age of 95. ...Read more

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How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

Hiv in africa: In 2010 there were approx 23 million people infected with HIV in africa. ...Read more

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Why does unexplained weight loss occurs in people living with HIV?

Why does unexplained weight loss occurs in people living with HIV?

Cytokines: Weight loss occurs with many diseases, e.g. tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancers, hyperthyroidism etc. Part of the weight loss is cause by release of cytokines by inflammatory cells. ...Read more

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How is it that people living with hiv/aids should tell their employers about their infection?

Depends on situation: In my opinion, the decision to disclose HIV status to an employer is up to the patient. However, i think this is a case by case basis. If an HIV positive individual is working in the food industry, then it may be prudent to disclose HIV in the event of a cut when preparing food to others. But if just working a desk job, it may not be necessary to disclose as chances are less likely to get hiv. ...Read more

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Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?

Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at
an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?

Immunocompromised: HIV patients have diminished immune responses, so are succeptible to unusual infections such as HPV. If infected with HPV, this raises the chances of having cervical cancer ...Read more

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In california government-funded anti-viral treatment plan, how many combinations of drug can be selected by the people living with hiv/aids ?

HIV treatment norms: I am not sure what you are really asking. But, all combinations of HIV medications should be available to prescribe based upon the genetics of the virus one has in their body. I do not know of any limitations in any HIV program. ...Read more

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Can you have normal CBC wit diff and chem 14 and bun if you is living with HIV for 10 years untreated will your blood work be normal and x rays normal?

Can you have normal CBC wit diff and chem 14 and bun if you is living with HIV for 10 years untreated will your blood work be normal and x rays normal?

Perhaps.: Some people have HIV infection without producing aids. After ten years, their numbers can still be normal. Most, unfortunately, after 10 years will have had evidence on the cbc. The only way to know is to get tested. It is easily controllable with well tolerated meds now. ...Read more

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What do you have to take to stay alive if you hve HIV?

What do you have to take to stay alive if you hve HIV?

Antiretroviral drugs: There are numerous very effective forms of anti-retroviral treatment that can keep HIV at bay for years. With proper treatment and expert care, most HIV infected people can live normal lifespans. The best drugs can vary from one person to another. Find a doctor or clinic with lots of experience in HIV/AIDS, such as an infectious diseases specialist, and follow his or her advice. ...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