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Human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) is the virus that causes AIDS true or false?

A:  true Causes By Mayo Clinic staff Scientists believe a virus similar to hiv first occurred in some populations of chimps and monkeys in Africa, where they`re hunted for food. Contact with an infected monkey`s blood during butchering or cooking may have allowed the virus to cross into humans and become hiv. How does hiv become AIDS? hiv destroys CD4 cells a specific type of white blood cell that plays a large role in helping your body fight disease. Your immune system weakens as more CD4 cells are killed. You can have an hiv infection for years before it progresses to AIDS. ...


What Is the Human immunodeficiency virus?

A: The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided between Harald zur Hausen, who determined that the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes cancer, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, who discovered the Human immunodeficiency virus (hiv). Barré-Sinoussi and Montagnier, virologists, discovered the virus in the 1980s by analyzing lymph node tissue at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. hiv is now well-known as the precursor to Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)....


Why Would A Coder Want To Take Special Precaution When Coding The Diagnosis Of Human immunodeficiency virus Or Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome?

A: One must take extra precautions, as this virus is very dangerous and should there be an accident, such as a pin prick where liquid can infect, or something splashed accidentaly and end up in eyes, this person is bound to get infected. I hear that doctors who operate of people with hiv will often have to use special gloves and so on to prevent spread of the disease...

Can get have from kissing a person with human immunodeficiency virus?

A: If I''m understanding your question correctly, then the answer is no. hiv can only be transmitted when the bodily fluids (not saliva) of an infected person comes into contact with your blood. So via sex, or sharing needles/infected needles....

Scientists Track Time and Place of hiv''s Arrival in U.S

A: So we brought Africans over here and enslaved them. Later, Africa said "Hold on a minute you forgot something the first time you came. We''ll send it over now." There''s a symmetry to that. White mans burden baby, and the wheel of karma never stops turning. :wink: Bear Bi-Polar Bear wrote:So we brought Africans over here and enslaved them. Later, Africa said "Hold on a minute you forgot something the first time you came. We''ll send it over now." There''s a symmetry to that. White mans burden baby, and the wheel of karma never stops turning. :wink: So true, Bear. BBB I''m not following the white man''s burden point. Quote:According to the 2000 census, African Americans make up approximately 13% of the US population. However, in 2005, African Americans accounted for...


What is hiv and aids?

A: All you need to know is, if you have it, you''re completely f...ked - ok! hiv is the disease that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Essentially, AIDS is a condition that eats away at your immune system until you can no longer fight off infection, ultimately ending in death. What is hiv (human immunodeficiency virus)? hiv simply means that you have tested positive for the virus. It does not become AIDS usually for ten years or until immune system problems appear. Although you may feel well you are still infected with a virus that is fatal and you can pass this disease on to other through several means....


What is the full form of hiv/AIDS?

A: A BRIEF HISTORY OF AIDS In the early 80''s, doctors started seeing more and more people with suppressed immune systems coming into emergency rooms with several opportunistic infections. These were primarily gay men and intravenous drug users. There was panic within the gay community and in the general population as more and more people began dying of what was called AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In 1984, Robert Gallo, a research scientist working for the National Institute of Health (NIH), announced in a press conference that he had discovered the probable cause of AIDS, and that it was a retrovirus later called hiv: Human immunodeficiency virus. Without having published his...


What does hiv stand for? How about AIDS?

A: hiv is the human immunodeficiency virus that can progress into AIDS ( Aquired immunodeficiency syndrome). To put it in english, hiv is the virus that attacks your immune system. Once infected with the virus it can lead to AIDS. People don''t really die from AIDS itself, but rather from something as simple as the common cold because AIDS destroys your ability to fight off infectious diseases. hiv-human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS- acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, the life threatening disease, which is caused by


What are the main syptomes of hiv?

A: usually flu like sympotoms for a long period of time, ie 6 weeks... two great sites for information are below http://www.cdc.gov/hiv http://www.thebody.com back bone pain,vomiting, fever these are the main symptoms The first symptoms of hiv infection can resemble symptoms of common cold or flu viruses. The symptoms of early infection can also be similar to the symptoms of other sexually transmitted diseases and other infections such as "mono" or hepatitis, which are much more commonly and more easily transmitted. Stress and anxiety can also produce symptoms in some people, even though they do not have hiv. The symptoms of people who are hiv infected vary....


Is hiv Aids a type of cancer?

A: no it is not a type of cancer it is a disease not-related to cancer hiv is an immune supressing virus - not a cancer although it often leads to Kaposi Syndrome which is a form of cancer. When the viral lode reaches a high level and other things occur because of that one is said to have AIDS but they are just 2 stages of the same thing. We''re still learning about this terrible disease but that''s the best current explanation. hiv turns into AIDS,which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.It kills and impairs cells of the immune system,hiv progressively destroys the body ability to fight infections and certain cancers. Cancer is a...

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