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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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

Weakness, fever : Hiv and aids may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Most common symptoms are weakness, recurrent infections and fever. Once the patient develops or progresses into aids, it may present with recurrent infections of particular system, like respiratory, gastrointestinal or genitourinary tract. This can be cough, weight loss, fever, generalized weakness, diarrhea, skin rashes and anal lesions. ...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?

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

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