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Is Hiv A Bacteria Or A Virus

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The Well Project

Pneumonias

...TB can become drug resistant if you don't take all your drugs Some TB drugs interact with HIV drugs, so plan your treatment carefully with your doctor Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV-Positive People Cytomegalovirus Histoplasmosis Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) Seen generally in children under 13 years old Also more common in women than men, often past age 40 Conclusion Pneumonias can be very...
Ask the Experts

HIV????

I had intercourse with a man (I'm a woman) 7 weeks ago, and we had a problem with the condom. I took the morning-after pill and started feeling VERY sick the day after, with many symptoms. I've never had so many scary symptoms at the same time like...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Any viral infection and other types of infection could cause a high lymphocyte count.You should be reassured by the negative HIV test. Today's tests can detect the antibodies to HIV several weeks after exposure. If the repeat test at 3 months is... Read more »

Kills HIV virus?

Dr. Franscino,Its great to be back and ask you a few more questions. I thank you for your sympathy and support toward people with HIV.I have been reading for quite some time that colloidal silver reportedly disables the enzyme that one-celled...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changed my opinion on this since the last time I mentioned it in these forums. (See below.)Having just returned form a major HIV/AIDS conference in Los Angeles, I can assure you there is no new information to support the use of colloidal silver... Read more »

Kills HIV virus: follow up

Please people, don't believe everything you hear/read. Collodal silver is a disinfectant, yes, but so is bleach, and i don't see you pumping that in your veins or drinking gallons of it. By the way: virusses don't have a metabolism - senso stricto...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your input and common sense.Dr. BobKills HIV virus? (Mar 6, 2007) Dr. Franscino, Its great to be back and ask you a few more questions. I thank you for your sympathy and support Read more »

viruses

Hi- again, great website. I have a few questions about viruses. If Im correct, the common cold is a virus and the body has the ability to fight and destroy it, thus the body has a natural the ability to fight and destroy virusesthe common cold is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This site is only for questions about side effects from HIV treatment or HIV from HIV+ persons or their care givers. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Mouth Bacteria May Defend Against AIDS Virus

...bacteria in the mouth can hook onto HIV and prevent it from getting into cells, which could help protect infants from catching the virus from their mothers. The bacteria also caused immune cells to clump, which could be used to prevent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most HIV Cases Traced to Transmission of Single Virus, Study Finds

...HIV. They found that 76% of the cases could be traced back to a single virus. The remaining 24% could be traced to two to five viruses, according to Shaw. Shaw noted that in the "vast majority" of cases, a single virus has "gone across the sexual... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

...What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus is to create a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...people are HIV-positive but don't get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don't cause any problems can make you very sick if your immune system... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »

For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...and she will treat you even before the test come back. In general, I would go with a 4-6 week rule - by then the bacteria or viruses would have time to replicate. Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, Read more »