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Test for or infection with human immunodeficiency virus hiv?

HIV infection. I am unsure what you are really asking so if i missed it please rephrase the question. There are two ways to test for HIV infection. One, the most common test, looks for antibodies produced by the infected human's immune system. Antibodies can take up to six months to be detectable after an infection...So a long time to wait to get an accurate answer. Then there is the viral dna or RNA test. Read more...
HIV testing. There are several HIV tests. We usually check what is called an elisa blood/oral test. It's very sensitive & specific but misses early, early infection (<15-20 days). In us we confirm a + elisa w/a test called a western blot (looks for HIV specific proteins). Other countries just use elisa x2. For acute HIV infection we measure viral RNA in blood. Can be falsely + so needs expert evaluation. Read more...

The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infects helper t cells. What is the role of these cells?

Cellular immunity. These are cells that work as part of the cellular immune system, fighting certain fungal (e.g. Cryptococcus), viral (e.g. Herpesviruses), parastic (e.g. Toxoplasma), and bacterial (e.g. Tuberulosis) infections. The cellular immune system also helps to prevent certain cancers, such as lymphomas. Read more...

Could I obtain the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) from eating after someone that has it?

No. Hiv is not transmissible by sharing food or utensils. Hiv is spread by directly sharing body fluids such as semen or blood. This most commonly happens during sexual intercourse and / or with needle sharing. Always use a condom and spermicidal lubricant with sex and never re-use a needle that has been used by another person. Be safe. Read more...
No. You can get HIV from blood or bodily fluid transfusions or organ transplant or sexually intercourse. Casual contact such as food sharing or light touch or kiss has not lead to HIV transmission . Read more...

How to know if I have hiv's (human immunodeficiency virus)?

Get tested. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested for hiv. Please visit with a clinic or doctor and have testing performed. The clinic or doctor will explain the results and be able to answer questions. To decrease risk, always use clean (single use) needles for injection drugs and always have 'safe' sex with a condom and spermicidal lubricant. Be well. Read more...

What symptoms are caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

Many and few. At the outset the patient infected may not even be aware of the presence of the virus, and this can persist until the immune system is badly damaged, and secondary infections or cancers occur (8-12 yrs). Sometimes, acute HIV syndrome will present as a mononucleosis-type illness with multiple symptoms. Best thing to do is get checked and tested if you feel you have been exposed. Read more...

How does the human immunodeficiency virus cause AIDS?

Attacks T cells. T lymphocytes, part of the white blood cells, are the main cells in the specialized immune system, Especially the T helper cells, so when attacked the HIV virus, the whole immune system becomes deranged, hence the development of AIDS, Read more...