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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Virus v disease: Aids is the manifestation of advanced HIV infection. The HIV virus destroys certain immune cells, cd4+ t-cells, and when those t-cell numbers get too low, the infected person begins to get unusual illnesses. This syndrome of illnesses is called aids. Straight people get HIV too. ...Read more
Rat-bite Fever or syphilis!: Two different bacteria! Spirillum is a bacteria that usually lives in fresh water and can cause "rat bite fever." See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirillum Spirochetes are another form of gram negative bacteria, but have a double cell membrane and include the bacteria that causes syphilis. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirochaete ...Read more
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
Source of infection: Hiv-1 is the more common form of HIV in the usa/europe, while hiv-2 occurs predominantly in west african nations, and former portuguese colonies, such as angola, mozambique, and brazil, and in parts of india (goa, maharashtra). Many hiv1 medications are effective against hiv2. Usa cases of hiv2 are projected to be several hundred, although estimates vary. ...Read more
Local, systemic: 1. Early localized (flu-like symptoms within wks). 2.Early disseminated-spreading thru body (facial paralysis-bell's palsy, joint aches or swelling, palpitations-weeks to mos later). 3. Late disseminated: centralnervous system- movement, speech problems, numbness, tingling, muscle problems, weakness, cognitive problems. Germ causing lyme cousin of syphilis germ-get it differently, behaves similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: They are two different systems although the lymph ultimately flows into the blood circulation. ...Read more
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
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