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Doctor insights on: Treatments Available For Hiv Aids Patients

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How can you give advice to your patient's about hiv/aids?

How can you give advice to your patient's about hiv/aids?

Straight talk: About what is this infection in today's world and how easily it is treated works well. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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How did they discover hiv/aids and when was the first patient was prognosticated?

How did they discover hiv/aids and when was the first patient was prognosticated?

...: It is thought that chimpanzees in west africa were the source of HIV and that simian immunodeficiency virus (siv) was transmitted to humans via blood exposure while hunting the chimpanzees. The earliest known case of HIV was documented from a 1959 blood sample of a man from democratic republic of the congo. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for hiv/aids?

What treatments are there for hiv/aids?

Complicated: See the information on the following website: uncohttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299076 ...Read more

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What are the current treatments for hiv/aids? How effective are they?

What are the current treatments for hiv/aids? How effective are they?

Here's a review: The government agency that put this out has stayed above politics and this information matches my own knowledge. It outlines the categories of medications. If one is compliant with one's HIV regimen, it is remarkably effective -- infection used to mean certain death, but now people seem to have a normal life span and only the unpleasantness of medication side effects. ...Read more

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What are the 5 most common symptoms of hiv/aids patient?

HIV: That will depend on whether you are referring to acute HIV syndrome or to the situations occurring when your immune system has been profoundly suppressed. Rephrase the question and will try and respond appropriately. ...Read more

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What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

Bactrim, zidovudine: The earliest effective treatment (early 1980s) was sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim®) to prevent Pneumocysts pneumonia in people with advanced immune deficiency. The first anti-HIV drug was zidovudine, originally called azidothymidine or AZT, which became available in the late 1980s. Used alone, it slowed HIV progression and sometimes improved AIDS dementia, but only a little and not for long. ...Read more

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How long can hiv/aids virus patient survive?

How long can hiv/aids virus patient survive?

Normal lifespan: With the advent of combinations of potent antiviral medications hiv-infected patients can have a normal lifespan as long as they remain on their medications. ...Read more

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Can ER patients get tested for hiv/aids?

Can ER patients get tested for hiv/aids?

If they want to be: Tested. Ers often offer HIV test to all comers, however, they will not do the test without your consent. ...Read more

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Can liver fibrosis be measured in patients with hiv/aids?

Can liver fibrosis be measured in patients with hiv/aids?

Probably: Hiv/aids by it self is not a main cause of liver damage; however there are patients who are co-infected with hepatitis c, which in turn can cause liver injury, an ultrasound of the liver may indicate fibrosis but a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis; certain medications against hiv/aids may also cause liver damages ( niverapine). ...Read more

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Is it possible to donate white blood cells to an HIV/AIDS patient?

Is it possible to donate white blood cells to an HIV/AIDS patient?

No: That's a great question, but no. When white bloods cells accidentally get into packed red blood cells for transfusion...big problems happen. The transfused cells see the new host as foreign and something called graft vs host happens. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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), [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)

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