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Is Hiv And Aids A Viral Infection

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The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most people experience only very minor symptoms, some people experience none at all), are almost impossible to tell apart from symptoms you might get if you have another type of viral infection, such as the flu. Symptom Possible Symptom of Flu? Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever Yes Yes Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time...
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Is HIV consider a viral infection

Recently after a low risk encounter, I kept on feeling nausea and did vomit out 2 times. Went to see my family doctor and he say it may due to some viral infection. I didnt told him anything about HIV but I wish to know is HIV consider a viral...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus (so yes, it is technically a viral infection). Your doctor was probably referring to more minor, transient infection, but I would suggest that you talk with him in more detail Read more »


Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...In most viral diseases, re-infection with the same virus doesn't occur because once the immune system conquers the original viral infection, it creates immunity against that virus. Re-infection occurs almost constantly, however, in some types of... Read more »


What emotional effects do HIV/AIDS do to you? Do you suffer from anger or stress or something?and what is the physiological effects it can do to you??
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The emotional effects of having HIV/AIDS are very wide ranging. Having a serious viral infection that threatens your health can be very stressful. Sometimes people get quite angry or self-blaming on finding out that they Read more »


I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I am 19- I had my first lab and my CD4 count was 179. I was told that this is a AIDS diagnosis. I'm so worried. I havent been sexually active for no more than 2 years. What should I do? Can my count increase?...
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
...Yes, a CD4 count d< 200 is considered an AIDS diagnosis. Other ongoing infections could affect the CD4 count and cause it to decline. However, if on repeat the numbers are Read more »
World Health Organization

WHO Calls for United Action to Address HIV in Europe

...many countries in Eastern Europe, they rage out of control," said Dr Andrew Ball, Senior Strategy and Operations Adviser of the HIV/AIDS Department at WHO Headquarters. There were over 1.2 million reported HIV cases in Europe by the end 2008,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Bureau ; UNAIDS ). Many studies agree that only a single factor, HIV, predicts whether a person will develop AIDS. Other viral infections, bacterial infections, sexual behavior patterns and drug abuse patterns do not predict who develops... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...organization. Check with your local health department. A case manager will give you confidential help to find out about and receive HIV/AIDS services. You can also check on the Internet for HIV/AIDS information and services. The Bottom Line ... Read more »
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Posted by unknown2, 2 Replies
...What should I do? Can my count increase? Should I be worried? I feel fine. I originially went to the doctor because I had a viral infection and I got better in a few days. When I took the lab I still had the viral infection- could this be the... Read more »


Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected Read more »

help understanding HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am a gay male who was religious about getting HIV tests. I know the earlier it is detected the better. However, I was recently diagnosed and was even more shocked to discover Read more »

Vasculitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know about vasculitis and HIV? Read more »