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What Are The Symptoms Of Hiv Aids In Men
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 32 and have engaged in unprotected sex with 9 men (2 long term boyfriends). All but two were one time encounters. I'm now engaged to be married and worried sick about HIV/AIDS. Our pre marital conseling covers HIV testing. I honestly had
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Doctor how long does it takes before the symptoms of HIV aids begin to manifest in an infected person?
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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