Unanswered | Answered

HIV and AIDS

A deadly STD, the human immunodeficiency virus causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition which causes the immune system to fail. A pandemic, AIDS kills millions every year.
NOTE: This question requires a response that is an opinion. Answers may reflect different value sets based on an individuals personal beliefs and life experiences.There are many reasons why people with AIDS and HIV are discriminated against. Ultimately, it is my opinion that many communities are...
Yes. Check out mylabbox.com -they sell FDA-approved HIV home  tests. You can collect the sample yourself with a small finger  prick and just send them back by mail. You'll get your  lab-certified results in as little at 24 hours.. The HIV system  available at mylabbox.com, it is the most...
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a diagnosis that a medical provider gives to people with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and is not contagious.HIV is the virus that causes someone to develop AIDS. HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast...
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.) HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk.HIV uses white blood cells to replicate through a process called reverse transcription. HIV is found in...
In the first place it took time before anyone realised that it even existed, by this time it had already spread all over the world. secondly it is spread through a thoroughly pleasant pastime, sex, it was also spread through contaminated blood products. But the thing that probably had more to do...
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk. HIV is not able to live outside the body. After exposure to air, HIV dies within a matter of minutes. It is difficult to specify the amount of time HIV takes to die after it...
A CD4 count of 248 would be considered low as compared to average levels, which would generally be much higher than the 200's. I would suggest speaking to a medical provider who could address specific medical concerns that can result from low CD4 counts.
Immunization against HIV infection is not currently available. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.AIDS is prevented by treating HIV infection. When treating HIV infection, the goal is to increase the level of healthy immune cells while decreasing the patient's viral load.Scientists are continuing to...
Immune deficiency can be caused by any number of infections or conditions.Ultimately, if the body is unable to produce an adequate immune response, infections will last longer and symptoms will be more severe. If immune function continues to worsen, a patient may be at risk of dying if infections...
No. HIV is transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk. Urine is not a risk for HIV transmission.
Tens of millions of people are infected with HIV worldwide. Of those, very few have ever been cleared of their HIV infection.In recent times, they have discovered that after undergoing a very dangerous procedure (bone marrow transplant) a gentleman from Europe who was infected with HIV before the...
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is transmitted through contact with blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk. HIV is also able to be passed from mother-to-child. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a diagnosis that someone who is The HIV status of the father is irrelevant as it...
Western blot can be semi-quantitative. This means that you cannot determine absolute protein levels, but you can detect differences between groups. For example, if you have 4 different samples, a western blot will be able to tell you which samples have the most of any specific cellular protein....
It would be almost impossible to get HIV from blood in urine with a hand wound in the toilet.
Maybe...but like if before you are born and your mom has HIV you may have the same because of breast feeding or just like being born.
Having two wives does not cause a man to have HIV or AIDS. You contract HIV (the precursor to AIDS) by having sex with or sharing blood (through needles, etc) with a person who is already infected.If the man's wives do not have HIV, he won't get it from them, but he could stille contract it by...
It is possible to contract HIV from someone who has blood in their saliva; but it is not likely. I know of 1 documented case where this happened.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).HIV's affect on the body varies on each individual. The effect on a person can greatly depend on their lifestyle and environment.However, in most cases, it can take years for people to become aware...
If left untreated, HIV is a terminal illness.HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV attacks the part of the body that fights disease, the cells involved with immune function. Untreated infection will result in a patient developing...
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).HIV's origins have been traced to Africa, which means the continent has been dealing with HIV the longest. HIV went undetected for decades before scientists knew the causitive reason for AIDS....
No. HIV does not live outside the human body.
LaShun Pace, an American gospel singer and evangelist does not  suffer from HIV. She was diagnosed with cancer and shares her  story.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is unable to live outside the conditions provided inside the human body.There is currently no cure for HIV infection, however there are treatments available.
If the worker is in late stages of the virus, he would have high risk of sickness and thus take more and less predictable medical leave.
=== Answer ===   Absolutely not.   Working with an HIV-positive person does not endanger anyone's health, so the choice of whether or not to tell your colleagues that you are HIV-positive is an entirely personal matter.   === Answer ===   No. There is currently no requirement that you...
  Magic Johnson - of course there are more but many of the celebrities that have come out having the disease are from 20 or more years ago and/or have died from the disease. If you google celebrities with HIV there are a variety of sites available.
There is no way to know for sure if Left Eye Lopez was HIV positive at the time of her death. There was speculation and rumor when TLC first came out in 1991, because she wore the condom over her Left Eye, and later because of her work with HIV / Safe Sex organizations and charities, along with the...
  == Answer ==   HIV is Blood and Semen borne. It dies once out of the body within minutes so no there is no need for testing.   I have a friend who is HIV positive. I hug and kiss him (pecks on the lips), have slept in the same bed many times, done his laundry with my own and used his...
A - Airway Check that casualty's airway is clear B - Breathing Check if the casualty is breathing C - Circulation eg. Check if casualty has blood circulation, control any blood loss, etc
HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, causes AIDS
There are HIV tests that can be conducted by collecting an oral sample. Many of these tests are very accurate and would be able to detect HIV within the first months after infection.
Teaching aids refer to the teaching tools used in the process of teaching. Teaching aids play an important part in language teaching. First, they can create authentic language communication situations to let the students understand the language in context. In order to make the context easier to...
    In 2007, it was estimated that there were almost 7,400 new HIV infections per day.
Yes he does.
There's no way to be 100% safe from HIV using a condom. The only way to be 100% sure is abstinence, or complete honesty with a monogamous partner!
The answer is a complex one, purely because the process of the HIV virus attacking a cell is extremely complex. The following is the procedure simplified: 1) HIV enters the blood system 2) HIV finds the T cells 3) HIV attaches itself to the special receptor site on the outside of the T cell 4)...
Yes, bloodborne infections can be transmitted through an open cut.
Being infected with an STD like Gonorrhea increases the risk of infection with other infections like HIV.
Yes.HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Just because someone is HIV+ doesnt mean they have developed AIDS. However, if someone has an AIDS diagnosis, they are HIV+.
If you get a generalized rash within weeks of possible HIV exposure, early diagnosis and treatment are important. While the standard antibody test is unlikely to detect HIV at this point, other testing will be effective. Be sure to speak candidly about your risks and concerns with your health care...
In the United States, African-American women represent the fastest growing group of infected people.The largest percentage of HIV infection occurs among MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) however.
AIDS take some time to develop, but you certainly can catch the HIV virus that way.
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a diagnosis given to someone who is HIV+ that exhibits certain identifiers that indicate a weakened state of immune function.Once someone is diagnosed as having AIDS, the diagnosis never goes away. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes someone to...
not exactly but in case if a person has sores or cut or bleeding gums on then because generally the saliva contains negligible amount of HIV and for a person to be infected with AIDS it requires a large amount of HIV virus which cannot be transfered through saliva
There is a period of time when a person is able to be infected with HIV without testing positive. This time is called the "window period."The window period may differ depending on the test conducted. Most tests are accurate within a 90-180 day window. When seeking HIV testing, be sure to ask your...
It is possible. HIV testing is a delicate process because a person may be infected with the virus but not test positive until several months after infection.Example: A person is exposed to HIV and waits two months, then gets a routine HIV test. Because the individual is in their "window period" (the...
There is still need to get immunization for other diseases which  are still a problem today (such as polio), at least once in early  age.
It could be from few months to 25-30 years. it could be longer than that even. I've been living with HIV, AIDS since October of 1990 and I only know 2 people that have died from this disease, or should I say of infections associated with it. you will more than likely have complications from the side...
Women are the receptive partner during most sexual activity. This places them at higher risk for HIV transmission than men, who are generally the insertive partner during heterosexual contact.
CDC reported the first case of AIDS in 1981. However, it wasn't until 1983 that the causative agent of AIDS, HIV, was isolated by Luc Montagnier et al. They named it human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    YES! http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ Do some reading. HIV can be transmitted via sexual contact whether you are gay or straight. True prevention comes from awareness.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) affects the body's immune system (white blood cells.) It uses cells associated with immune function to reproduce.
Sex or sharing needles.
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a diagnosis. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes someone to develop the condition known as AIDS.HIV is not curable. Once someone is infected with the virus and tests HIV+, the infection can be treated, but not cured.
no. anyone can get hiv or aids it is a disease that passes sexual intercourse or sharing needles
No,simple answer but the only answer you need.
I hope that I am interpreting the wording of this question correctly. Please do not hesitate to send a follow-up question if necessary. Prophylaxis can refer to several things as it relates to HIV infection. The definition of prophylaxis is "a measure designed to preserve health." Condoms are...
http://www.avert.org/usa-statistics.htm This website has a bunch of helpful statistics.
It is possible for someone to be infected with HIV for a very long time before they experience any symptoms or signs of infection.Some people may be infected for years without knowing. The amount of time varies depending on the person's lifestyle and how their body responds to the infection.Regular...
Yes. Many times people can go for long periods of time without being aware of their infection.People infected with HIV do not show any reliable symptoms of infection until years after their initial exposure.
  I am not sure what the question actually is here, but: as CD4+ T-cell levels fall, you become more likely to contract opportunistic infections. Below a level of about 200 CD4+ T-cells per ml, you are at increased risk of infection and are considered functionally immunocompromised. There is a...
You can't catch AIDS. You catch HIV, and you can progress to AIDS. kinda like having a cold and progressing to the Flu. now with HIV once your t cells (white- blood cells) reach below 200 then you are considered to have AIDS
An RNA virus requires the enzyme Reverse Transcriptase to convert its genome into DNA. The viral genome encodes for a protein called Integrase that carries out integration of viral DNA into the host DNA. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_a_RNA_virus_get_viral_DNA_into_a_host_cells_genome...
No.   It's less risky than sharing a needle with someone HIV positive,  but it's not "safe".
HIV is transmitted through exposure to infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk. Highest risk activities include sharing of injection drug using equipment and unprotected anal sex.
The body's first line of defense against infection is the skin.
Processing times for HIV tests vary depending on the lab. In most instances, 2 weeks is a standard wait time for confirmatory test result processing in this area.
The current approach of HIV drug maintenance can keep patients alive, at a cost of $300 - $2,500 PER PATIENT/PER MONTH *INDEFINITELY*(http://aids.about.com/od/hivmedicationfactsheets/a/drugcost.htm). This profits pharmaceutical companies at approaching $10,000,000,000.00 per year (http://www...
HIV (Human Immunde Deficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.)HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.AIDS is caused by HIV attacking cells associated with immune function.
No. HIV is not able to live outside the human body. It is absolutely impossible to transmit the virus in this way. Only by direct, human-to-human contact can someone be infected with HIV.
Abstinence and don't share needles. The second and third best options are to wear a condom and not have multiple sex partners.
HIV (Human Immunodefiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.)When people first started exhibiting symptoms of HIV and AIDS, doctors and scientists had no idea what was causing the infection.Many people who were experiencing the symptoms were MSM (Men who have...
Who Gives A Crap If He Does Or Not
Most likely not. HIV testing generally requires a period of time to pass (anywhere from 30-180 days) since exposure before results are considered conclusive.This period of time is called the "window period." Because it may take several months for someone to be able to test positive for the virus, it...
HIV attacks cells associated with immune function, specifically CD4 T cells and macrophages.
HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.) HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk.Sharing needles is considered a high risk activity for HIV transmission.
Once the T cell count is down to 200 T cells or less, HIV is officially known as AIDS.
It isn't standard protocol for ERs to test for HIV. See related link to find a local testing resource in your area.
  No. It's just an urban legend.
Really depends on how rough you're having sex. I've only ever had one break.
Not all people with Hemophilia have AIDS or HIV. Due to very lax screening in blood/plasma collection centers and inadequate screening and purification on the manufacturing ends during the 1980s many hemophiliacs were infected with HIV by the medications used to treat hemophilia. Roughly 50% of the...
Getting high is a good way to catch aids. It is possible to transmit the aids virus in any body fluid. Try and figure out just how many ways there are to do that. There are an awful lot of ways to get high also. Hard to say which would win.
AIDS/HIV can either be transmitted through sexual contact, or through transmittance of blood. As in, sharing needles, or becoming blood brothers.
they feel sick daily and are barely able to eat
No think of it like cousins...different but relatable
The Example of the kind of work Khalsa aid does is like:* Helping poorer communities.* Providing them with food, water, medicine and shelter.
HIV and AIDS have made numerous social and cultural changes to the way of life in Kenya; both positive and negative. One of the main changes is that some religions that have always been against birth control are rethinking their views on the subject, due to risk of infection. This means that more...
If he has it and if he bleeds into your mouth.
If it is semen, vaginal secretions or blood then yes, you can get AIDS. Also, saliva has a small amount of the disease in it as well although catching AIDS from kissing someone is extremely rare and not very likely.
    Very. When you have HIV, your immune system is very, very weak. It's called Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In other words, your immune system is so weak, it needs all the help it can get. Any and all sicknesses are very dangerous to someone HIV positive.
of course, oh my god, you should never have sex with someone who has HIV!! You WILL catch it!