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Does HIV/AIDS affect men and women differently?

Does HIV/AIDS affect men and women differently?

Not really: Apart from the obvious -- for example, men can't transmit it across the placenta or through breast-feeding -- there really isn't much of anything. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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What are reasons why are homosexual men at a higher risk of get hiv/aids?

Anal intercourse: Receptive anal intercourse is by its nature the most risky sexual practice for HIV transmission. While it is fairly common among both male-male and male-female couples, men who have sex with men and take different roles have been a population at extra risk. ...Read more

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How do heterosexual men become infected with hiv-aids through sex?

How do heterosexual men become infected with hiv-aids through sex?

Unprotected sex: Heterosexual men can become infected with HIV through unprotected vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, or oral sex with women. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiv\aids?

What are the symptoms of hiv\aids?

HIV/AIDS: These can be nearly anything since they are a result of the immune deficiency creating secondary infections and malignancies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiv, aids and herpes? Thanks

What are the symptoms of hiv, aids and herpes? Thanks

Many: Hiv is the virus that causes an infection that in its advanced stages is aids which has so many symptoms and signs that it can present as essentially anything. Herpes simplex usually presents as little groups of uncomfortable blisters, but has other presentations as well depending on location and the person's immune status. ...Read more

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How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?

How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?

Early HIV symptoms: If one gets symptoms early in their infection with HIV it is in general like getting the flu. One has a severe fatigue. But, please remember and learn that if one has a high risk exposure the infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be initiated within 72 hours of exposure and the efficacy of this prevention technique can lower the risk of infection up to 2000 percent. ...Read more

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Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?

Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?

See below: This could vary. Acute HIV may manifest as a viral syndrome something like infectious mononucleosis.Chronic HIV may go years without manifesting symptoms. It can depend on your viral load and cd4 count. ...Read more

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

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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Are there any illnesses that could have same symptoms of hiv/aids? My sister is in hospital on life support & i believe she has hiv.

Are there any illnesses that could have same symptoms of hiv/aids? My sister is in hospital on life support & i believe she has hiv.

There are...: Some illnesses that overlap in symptoms but testing for HIV is quick and accurate. Knowledge of that result can be potentially lifesaving in therapeutic options. Hope things work out. ...Read more

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Havin sex with multiple patner is dangerous? N what are d symptoms of hiv/aids n std

Havin sex with multiple patner is dangerous? N what are d symptoms of hiv/aids n std

Yes: If each partner you engage with has had multiple partners, then it is like you are having sex with all their partners as well. If any of them have a sexually-transmitted disease, they are sharing it with you. Initially there are no symptoms for hiv/aids. As the virus overwhelms your body, fatigue, rashes, unusual infections can present themselves. Use protection and get yourself tested. ...Read more

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What are the siptoms of a HIV aids carrier?

What are the siptoms of a HIV aids carrier?

Varies: Hiv disease symptoms varies from asymptomatic to symptomatic , depends on immune status and associated opportunistic infections. Early stage there is no symptoms , later have recurrent pneumonia , pcp ( pjp) pneumonia , recurrent hsv ulcers and so many others. ...Read more

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I have hiv/aids early symptoms, what to do?

GET TESTED!!: If you believe that you have early HIV disease you should tell your doctor so you can be tested and if positive started on haart immediately. We know that treating acute retroviral syndrome with haart decreases the damage done to the immune system from hiv. Get tested! ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that have same symptoms as HIV aids?

Are there any diseases that have same symptoms as HIV aids?

Yes.: The main symptoms of HIV / aids are related to immune system suppression. There are other diseases that can cause immune suppression, some of these include hematologic malignancies (leukemias), autoimmune disease (lupus, etc...), and inherited immunodeficiency syndromes. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Syntoms of hiv/aids and do you have a high risck if it oral?

Why do you ask?: If you have any concern that you have HIV on board, please get yourself tested rather than ask for a symptom. After the initial illness, which may be so mild as to go unnoticed, it's asymptomatic for years during which it would be good to be managed medically. Oral sex is low-risk for HIV but not zero-risk; the risk from lesbiain practices seems unmeasurably low, but there are other std's. ...Read more

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Are there any sicknesses that have same symptoms as HIV aids?

Misinformed?: The Flu. HIV does not have many symptoms in and of itself. In the acute phase there can be a transient flu like syndrome. But, most people are asymptomatic for years with HIV. You will get a better answer if you include the specific symptoms you worry about. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms appear of a person after contracting HIV/AIDS?

A large proportion: of people infected with HIV will experience symptoms of fever, lymph node enlargement, sore throat, skin rash, muscle and joint aches, etc., within 2-4 weeks after exposure/infection.Symptoms often unrecognized as HIV as they are the same as many other common viral illnesses (influenza, etc).Perhaps 30+%, however, do not experience symptoms with initial infection. AIDS occurs usually years later ...Read more

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How long does it take hiv-aids to appear as symptoms in a person's body?

AIDS HOW LONG/HIV IN: It varies from person to person.It can take months to years to apppear.50% of people infected with HIV will develop aids within next 10 years, but it is very variable these days once there is positive HIV test, there are suppressive antibiotics can be prescribed to prevent onset of full blown aids fda has just approved a drug(truvada) to prevent aids in sex partners of HIV patients. ...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