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What Is The Treatment For Hiv And 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
A cure....not soon: A cure soon...Not likely. A male in germany was cured via bone marrow transplant. This is an extremely dangerous medical procedure (which they would never do to just cure hiv). That person had an underlying fatal leukemia that needed treatment. A baby recently reported cured. I'm guessing the child acquired HIV in the birth canal. If caught w/i 72hours we have a good chance to eradicate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV Treatment Costly: The cost of HIV or aids is staggering. In the U.S. It is estimated that each HIV positive person who has access to medical care requires between 25, 000 to 30, 000 dollars for each year of treatment. The breakdown is generally as follows: 20, 000 for medications and pharmacies 4500 for the lab monitoring 500 for the doctor and their clinic. Please do not think that getting HIV is simple. It isnt. ...Read more
HIV is the virus: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the name of the virus, whereas AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) refers to someone who has HIV, but whose immune system has been greatly affected such that they have had one of the many AIDS defining illnesses/infections or their CD4 cell count (a measure of one's immune system) drops below 200. Thus, a person can have HIV, but not qualify for AIDS. ...Read more
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
Same disease : Hiv is disease status when person is asymptomatic and does not meet criteria for certain opportunities infection and cd4 count labove 200. When certain indicator, infection, conditions, malignancy when found with HIV infection or cd4 less than 200 than HIV infection called as aids.It is same disease with different spectrum, . ...Read more
Subtle difference: There is a subtle difference. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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