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.

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Is coccidioidomycosis a disease that only people with hiv/aids get? Or can anybody get it? How long does coccidioidomycosis take to be disseminated?

See below. This is a fungal disease that is airborne and anyone in the appropriate area can come down with the disease. Those patients that have immune problems are more likely to have disease than someone that doesn not but in fact normal people do get this. When does it spresd that is strongly dependent on a number of things in the individual. Read more...

HIV testing 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

Get tested. If you are worried, the only way to know for sure is to get HIV testing and it might be a good idea for both of you to be tested.HIV is now a manageable disease. Best wishes to both of you in your new married life. Read more...
Testing important. HIV testing for you and your potential spouse would be very important. If more than six months after last unprotected sexual contact, and negative, can be reassured you do not have HIV. Hope this helps. Please practice safe sex. Best of luck. Read more...
Clear the air & mind. Get tested for all STDs, including HIV, herpes type 2, hepatitis B & C, and while you're at it, syphilis (rather rare but still possible). Your doc checked for gonorrhea and chlamydia during your routine gyne exams? If not, might as well do that as well. Encounters vaginal only? (1 transmission/2500 exposures) Anal also?(1 transmission/71 exposures). Face your fear. Take a trusted friend with you. Read more...
Physical exam . Now includes oral H I v testing,you could start with that to allay some of your fears. At the same time do other STD testing including Hepatitis testing.you could retest in 3 months. Read more...

Are there any diseases that have same symptoms as HIV aids?

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...

There is a sexual disease. It is HIV aids. What to do?

Safe sex. Actually, there are 30+ sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). HIV/AIDS is the worst because it is always fatal if not treated, but many others also are dangerous. "What to do?" But most are easy to avoid by sexual responsibility: care in choosing partners, safe sex (condoms etc) for new or uncertain partners; periodic check-ups to catch infections early. Read more...

Please tell me, could a 13 years old boy have a disease called hiv/aids?

Yes, it is. Possible. 2.5 million children under the age of 15 years old world wide were infected with HIV or had aid’s by end of 2003 (joint united nations program on hiv/aids). Read more...

Can you tell me about peptide design for hiv-aids, cancer and other any diseases?

Small molecule. When a vaccine is employed it takes about 4 months to turn on the immune response. This is both cell and humoral mediated. The antibodies work IV in 4-6 hrs. If a vaccine needed after 4 mo. its structure of about 600kd and folded cant be synthesized. The antibody binding site of about 12 amino acids is easy to synthesize and can be produced as a peptide vaccine.in a MAP format. Read more...

How do I know if I have caught any diseases from this. Especially hiv/aids. Should I go to the doctor or should I be fine?

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...