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Difference Between Hiv And Aids Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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the medical difference between HIV and AIDS

what is the medical difference between HIV and AIDS?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The term HIV is used to refer to the virus (HIV-1) that causes AIDS. Persons who are infected with the virus may remain healthy for some time after the initial infection. In fact, the average time between the initial infection and developing... Read more »

Conflicting PCR tests: different primers and different results!

Dr. Holodniy,I know this may not be an easy question, but can you please try to help me? I tested positive twice at a very reputable Lab on an HIV-2 PCR DNA with primers for GAG, but tested negative twice at another very reputable Lab on their HIV-2...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I don't know the answer to that question.... Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 difference

Please what is the difference between HIV-1 and HIV-2. What are the symptoms of each of them.Is ARS the same thing as HIV-1...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
HIV-1 is the predominant form of virus worldwide that accounts for the AIDS pandemic. It was originally derived from a very similar retrovirus in Chimpanzees and made the leap into the human population in Africa in the 1920s as best we can tell from... Read more »

Different countries different standard

Dear Dr. BobI am the one in china who tested HIV 6 times with all negative results and a pretty normal CD4 count 838 but many HIV symptoms. I went to test in other Asia countries the result are the same negative. However my CD4 count is very low. It...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You don't need to go the USA. You need to go to a psychiatrist. The standards you are referring to are not different for different countries. HIV negative is HIV negative, no matter what country you live in. You've had far too many... Read more »
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Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001

is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you

The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent... Read more »

After AIDS symptoms?

Posted by TRmom, 2 Replies
This may seem silly coming from someone who has lived with HIV for 3 years, but here goes. My husband had a cd4=3 when diagnosed. no need to say how sick he was. I am also pos but my count was very good. He did very well on fortavase and... Read more »

testing and different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
here is my story, about 5 months ago, i thought i was exposed to hiv, tested negative with home access, and consider the results to be conclusive...however, about 3 years ago, i had protected sex with a thai prostitute and performed unprotected oral... Read more »