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What is the treatment for HIV?

When someone is infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), treatment for this can depend on other health related factors. If someone’s white cell count falls below 500, medication is normally needed. If there are other health issues, treatment will need to be established regardless of the cell count. When there is an HIV infection, individuals are asked to make sure they take all of their medications that are prescribed. When there is treatment needed, questions about the treatment can arise. Read below where some questions about HIV infections and its treatments are answered by Experts.

Can symptoms of HIV be something else and how can one know for sure they have HIV?

When there is exposure to HIV, symptoms can depend on the individual and time before exposure. Other illnesses can show signs of HIV. Typically, the only way to know for sure if someone has HIV is to be tested.

Are scaly rashes that affect the hair follicles part of HIV?

Rashes that are associated with HIV is normally a sign of a blister sore that is yellow. Sometimes, the rash can affect different parts of the body as well as the groin area. Some of these rashes are caused by HIV and can also affect the hair follicles. When there are issues with this condition, individuals may be considered in the late stages of HIV.

How does someone get HIV and is the risk of getting the disease the same with kissing or oral sex?

In order to get HIV, on partner would need to be infected. This virus is transmitted through fluids that are secreted to the other partner. Kissing or oral sex has a lower chance for transmission than there is through vaginal or anal sex.

When does HIV show on a test?

Sometimes when someone is exposed to HIV, the testing may not show positive results until the individual is infected for some time. The reason for this is normally because the antibodies are building up and taking over the body. It can take several testing times along with several months of waiting before the HIV virus will show up on a test.

Is enlarged lymph nodes a sign of HIV or another medical issue?

Even though enlarged lymph nodes are normally a sign of many different diseases, this can also be a sign of HIV if someone was exposed to the virus. Testing is normally the only way to know for certain if someone does in fact have this virus. When testing is done, this will be able to indicate if the swollen lymph nodes are from the virus or a different medical illness.

If someone tests negative for HIV 6 months after they were exposed, can they still have the virus?

When someone has been exposed to the HIV virus and was tested, the time for the test to show positive is normally six months after exposure. If someone has retested within this time and is still negative, there is a low chance they have the virus in their system.

Being infected with the HIV virus can happen in many different ways. When someone is infected, questions about the virus itself can arise. Exposure to this virus can also bring up questions of concern. When questions do arise, individuals can contact Experts for reliable answers.
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