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What Are Signs Of Hiv Or Aids
What are the common signs of aids/hiv in window period other than being diagnosed from ELISA test?
HIV window period: Once the primary or acute infection is over, most people do not experience any visible symptoms for another 8-10 years. Even though someone may not have active symptoms, they still have the infection and are infectious to others. ...Read more
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
Does staphylococus bacteria,Jock itch(fungus) ,celulitis are signs of HIV or aids,Please answer my curiousity.
May be none: Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc. There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable. ...Read more
Is it normal to lose weight on one side of your body is this a sign of HIV or aids doesn't attack your body normally and you lose weight all together?
I was wondering why does the suggestions tab suggest HIV and aids for me? Do I have signs and symptoms of the hiv? Is there something i don't know?
HIV Risks: Hi this may be a mistake. Looking at the limited history you have provided here on healthtap it sure looks like you are not at risk. The ways people get HIV is to either have a blood to blood exposure such as sharing needles for illicit drug use or to have unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who is infected. ...Read more
Over what period of time if someone has HIV or aids will they began to feel or sense a difference in there self and what are the bodily effects/signs?
Variable: It depends upon the rate at which their immune function is affected, as commonly measured by the rate of depletion of cd4 lymphocytes. The symptoms experienced will depend upon the development of opportunistic infections or malignancies or both. All this is dependent upon whether or not they are treated. Treatment, if adhered to, is highly effective in preventing these problems. ...Read more
My face is looking weird to me. I've been having all the signs of stress. But i'm afraid it's HIV or aids. I have clogged pores and my skin looks aged?
See family doctor: If s/he says your face is normal and that it just appears distorted to you, get a referral to a psychiatrist to find out why this is happening. There are several psychiatric conditions that can cause your mind to play tricks on you when it comes to your perception of your own body. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possiblly- or not: Hiv dementia is less prevelent now with current HIV medications but is still noted. Treatment(meds), mood, and a complete work-up is needed. This should include neuro-psychological testing- which is even more helpful if obtained at diagnosis for comparison but not often done these days. Neurological evaluation along with infectious disease re-evaluation. ...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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