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How does pml affect people with hiv?

How does pml affect people with hiv?

PML and HIV: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy affects individuals with compromised immune system disorders. In patients with aids, efforts to improve the immune system may improve the course and outcome of pml. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 polio affect the infected person?

How does polio affect the infected person?

Motor weakness: Polio is predominantly a disease of the motor nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord. It presents with extremities that are weak or paralyzed. When the brain stem is involved a person may be unable to breath for themselves and need mechanical ventilation. In many cases presentation may be with headache or altered mental status, indicating the infection also effects the brain. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a person's health if they have hepatitis A?

How does smoking affect a person's health if they have hepatitis A?

It doesn't really: any more than it affects anybody else's health-bad! Smoking has major effects on a lot of organ system, but not particularly the liver. Hepatitis A pretty much only affects the liver, and is usually a self-limited infection which resolves on its own without treatment. Rarely, it can be severe are result in liver failure, and this is more common in people who already have other liver diseases. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a person's health if they have HPV?

How does smoking affect a person's health if they have HPV?

Higher cancer risk: Smoking may increase the chance that infection with a high risk (cancer causing) type of HPV may go on to precancerous changes (dysplasia) or cancer. However, the large majority of infections, even with high risk types, don't ever progress to cancer, so the overall effect of smoking is small. Of course there are plenty of other important reasons to not not smoke! ...Read more

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How does toxoplasmosis affect people with a normal immune system?

How does toxoplasmosis affect people with a normal immune system?

illness or none: Most healthy people have no symptoms when infected since the immune system controls the infection, and it is silent or what we cal "latent" some may have fever, swollen glands, or rarely a serious eye infection. ...Read more

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How does marijuana affect a person with sjogrens syndrom?

How does marijuana affect a  person with sjogrens syndrom?

Little: Any smoke is irritating to dry eyes, mouth and airways. No one has looked at cannabis as an immunomodulator, or whether it helps or hurts sjogren's. Beyond this, what everyone knows about cannabis -- makes folks passive, gentle, and sometimes a bit confused. For whatever reason, it's against the law, and i generally try to obey even the laws i disagree with. Peace and love. ...Read more

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How does HIV affect the immune system?

How does HIV affect the immune system?

HIV: Hiv is the disease that destroys cd4 helper t-cells in our body. Aids is the final stage when HIV has won and overwhelmed the immune system. There are so many good treatments, you must see your infectious disease specialist to be placed on appropriate HIV therapy. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a person's health if they have HIV?

How does smoking affect a person's health if they have HIV?

HIV and Smoking: Some good information here - please take a look: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/diseases/smoking-and-hiv.html ...Read more

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Interested to know how does HIV affect the lymphatic system?

Quickly: People whose lymphoid tissues have been samled during during the acute phase show a striking depletion of t-lymphocytes. These recover, then regress again as the infection progresses unless treated. B-lymphocytes and the germinal centers they produce under a compensatory hyperplasia which helps some and accounts for the polyclonal gammopathy seen later. ...Read more

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How does meningitis affect people with cochlear implants?

How does meningitis affect people with cochlear implants?

Immunizations: An important issue for people with cochlear implants is that they get the recommended immunizations to reduce their risk of meningitis. The centers for disease control (ww.Cdc.Gov) have new recommendations for implant patients. If you or a loved one have an implant, you should go there to read more about it. ...Read more

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Salaiva of hiv/aids infected person can affect his/her partner after unsafe sex?

Salaiva of hiv/aids infected person can affect his/her partner after unsafe sex?

HIV is hard to get: But, if you had unsafe sex (please define what you mean by that) then maybe HIV is easy to get. You cannot get HIV from the saliva of someone infected with hiv. Now do you know how many stds there are? How many can be life threatening? And, do you know how to protect against stds? Just a game i try to get my patients engaged in when they are sexually active. ...Read more

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If a person who is HIV positive has sexual intercourse with another HIV positive person does it affect them?

If a person who is HIV positive has sexual intercourse with another HIV positive person does it affect them?

It can yes: There is a phenomenon known as "swarming". Its the replacement of one strain of HIV for another more virulent one. ...Read more

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How does gay discrimination affect transgender people?

How does gay discrimination affect transgender people?

Violence and Bullies: I feel that transgendered humans get some of the worse life journey than we can imagine. I take care of a few hundred. I see and hear that they are beaten frequently. They are bullied, gossiped about; given misinformation. Their medical care is often not paid for by insurance. They suffer from job discrimination. All of the worse thing you can imagine. But, those that survive are true heroes. ...Read more

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How does marijuana affect people with epilepsy?

How does marijuana affect people with epilepsy?

Increased seizures: Mj can lower the seizure threshold. This means abnormal electrical activity in the brain can escape more easily under mj, triggering seizures. This is similar to sleep deprivation, alcohol or certain medications lowering seizure threshold. If you have a seizure disorder, you must abstain from mj. ...Read more

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How does chemo affect a persons eyes?

How does chemo affect a persons eyes?

Dry or watery: Most common side effects are watery (5fu) or dry--which can make your eyes feel irritated or scratchy. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

Depends: In the early stages, there might not be any symptoms. Symptoms in late stage of the disease include: bone pain, loss of height, stooped posture or pain from fractures that occur because of the osteoporosis (hip, wrist, vertebra-lower back, neck pain..) you need to be treated if you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis A affect you?

How does hepatitis A affect you?

HEPATITIS A INFECTIO: Hep A infection is an acute infection of liver and can make you sick with following Yellow Urine Yellow Skin and Eyes(Jaundice) Nausea Vomiting Fever Abdominal Pan Loss of Appetite A small percnt of patients may progress to Acute Liver Failure lleading to coma due to Encephalopathy ...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