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Why do my hiv/aids tests come back negative but i still have the symptoms?

Why do my hiv/aids tests come back negative but i still have the symptoms?

You are HIV negative: If your HIV tests are repeatedly negative, then you are negative. I'm not sure what you mean by symptoms of HIV - probably need to be more specific, but the symptoms (such as fever, sweats, weight loss) of HIV are very nonspecific. This means that fever, sweats and weight loss can be caused by other infections (like the flu, common cold, tuberculosis, or fungal infections) or cancer, not only hiv. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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How does hiv aids spread?

How does hiv aids spread?

Fresh blood / semen: Sex, especially anal intercourse, and needle sharing for drug abuse. The blood supply for transfusion is basically safe. Dark talk about AIDS being transmitted in other ways is disinformation. ...Read more

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How does hiv/aids spread?

How does hiv/aids spread?

Body fluids: Mostly from sexual intercourse and from contact with infected blood products. ...Read more

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How do HIV & aids differ?

How do HIV & aids differ?

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 more

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I have hiv/aids what to do?

I have hiv/aids what to do?

Get treatment.: You need to find yourself an Infectious Disease doctor who has specialty training in treating patients with HIV/AIDS. There are medications you can take that will give you great benefit. ...Read more

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Why pornstars dont get hiv aids?

Why pornstars dont get hiv aids?

Occupational hazard: Not true: although these sex workers/actors are regularly tested, condoms are not always used and anal penetration seems to be on the "rise". These acgors are vetted medically, however, it is untrue that they never contact HIV or become infected. ...Read more

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Is HIV/AIDS a long-term disease?

Yes: HIV/AIDS is a long-term disease. However, people these days can live essentially a normal life if caught early and treated with anti-HIV medications. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hiv/aids?

How do I know if I have hiv/aids?

Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way. Depending on the result, you may need to see your doctor for appropriate care. ...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 is the definition of hiv/aids?

What is the definition of hiv/aids?

See below: Hiv means infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids means acquired immunodificiency syndrome and means infection with the HIV virus and an opportunistic infection or a cd4 lymphocyte count of less than 200 cells/mm3. ...Read more

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When was HIV/AIDS first discovered?

1981: There's lots of information about HIV/AIDS out there - and it's always important to know one's status and one's risks. You may want to try the CDC website, or wikipedia has a good overview. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS#cite_note-18 Talk with a doctor for more specific information. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists with HIV/AIDS diagnosis, prevention and treatment. ...Read more

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What is HIV/AIDS a risk factor for?

HIV/AIDS is a risk factor for:: Cryptococcus, Low testosterone, Neuropathy, Nerve pain, Addison's disease, Adrenal insufficiency, Aspergillosis, Athlete's foot, Bacterial infection of the vagina, Berger's disease, Bone infection, Brain abscess, Brain cancer, Brain tumor, Campylobacter, Cervical cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cholangitis, Cholera, Cold sore, Cryptococcosis, Dry eyes, Esophageal varices, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Fungal meningitis, Gastroenteritis, Genital herpes, Gingivitis, Glomerulonephritis, Granuloma annulare, Group B streptococcal infection, Guillain Barre syndrome, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, Herpes zoster, Histoplasmosis, Hypertriglyceridemia, Hypoparathyroidism, Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, Jock itch, Kaposi's sarcoma, Kwashiorkor, Lactic acidosis, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Lymphoma, MALT lymphoma, Metabolic syndrome, Miller Fisher Syndrome, Molluscum Contagiosum, Mononeuritis multiplex, MRSA, Mycobacterium avium intracellulare, Myocarditis, Non Hodgkin's lymphoma, Pancreatitis, Pityriasis ve. ...Read more

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Is hiv/aids considered a disability?

Is hiv/aids considered a disability?

Yes and no: If you are not able to work due to the HIV infection then you may apply for disability benefits. It is a disease that has the ability to produce a disability. It has serious health ramifications and will result in death if not addressed by a qualified professional. ...Read more

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What are the tests taken for hiv/aids?

What are the tests taken for hiv/aids?

HIV: Hiv serology (antibody test) is highly sensitive/specific repeated eia test (serology) of initially reactive specimen is a common practice and is followed by westeren blot analysis to confirm the antibodies. In infants upto 18 months maternal antibodies transfer through placenta may not represent true infection in an infant. Hiv PCR test has high sensitivity and sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the causes of hiv/aids?

Cause of HIV/AIDS: The cause of hiv/aids is an RNA retrovirus that infects cells w/a specific target called a cd4 receptor. Many of these cells function in the immune system. Once in the cell, the virus changes to a dna virus ; enters the nucleus of the cell ; binds to the dna becoming part of that cell. It then uses the cells machinery to replicate ; finally kill off the cell ; w/it the immune system of the host. ...Read more

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Which are best medication for hiv/aids?

Best HAART: The best haart is that therapy that is guided by the individuals specific viral infection. We check for resistance mutations in a test called a genotype. We then tailor the medication regimen based on the genotype ; the fine detail on how the patient tolerates the drug ; if the virus becomes suppressed on the regimen. If the virus does not suppress we look for hidden mutations ; refine the tx. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hiv/aids or no?

How do I know if I have hiv/aids or no?

Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way. Depending on the result, you may need to see your doctor for appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for HIV/AIDS?

The tests for HIV/AIDS include:: HIV antibody 1 and 2, HIV test, CD4, HIV 1, HIV 1 and 2 Western blot, HIV 1 coreceptor tropism, HIV 1 DNA, HIV 1 genotype, HIV 1 RNA, HIV 1 virtual phenotype, HIV 2, HIV 2 antibody immunoblot, HIV 2 proviral DNA, VDRL, RPR, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Complete blood count. ...Read more

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How expensive is it to live with hiv/aids?

How expensive is it to live with hiv/aids?

Insurance : Any disease without insurance to live is expensive , certain state give medicaid insurance to HIV patient. If you have insurance for HIV meds and see doctor , it is like other disease like dm , hypertension , than no reason to worry. ...Read more

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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