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AIDS - Initial Theories and Disease Progression

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AIDS - Progression

Following infection with the virus the disease progression varies widely among individuals depending on host susceptibility, genetics, immune function, health care, co-infections and the viral genetic variability.

Some patients progress rapidly (4 yrs) to AIDS following primary HIV infection and are called as Rapid Progressors. Some studies report that disease progression is more rapid in Africa.

On the other hand Long Term Non-Progressors show no sign of the disease for over 12 years and remain asymptomatic. The common reasons could be that the virus that infects the individual could be replicating inefficiently or that the patient has a strong immune system.

Those whose clinical and laboratory parameters remain stable over long periods of time but experience signs of progression are termed as Long Term Survivors (LTS).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released findings that genes influence susceptibility to HIV infection and progression to AIDS. HIV enters cells through an interaction with both CD4 and a chemokine receptor (CCR5 and CCR2). It was found that it is possible that a person with the CCR5-Δ32 receptor gene will not be infected with HIV.

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zachary1994 Friday, January 25, 2013
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king07 Thursday, June 28, 2012
That's good my dear. keep up.Are those the only theories that explain the origin of HIV ? if there are more, please add us because I've heard that they're eight.otherwise that's good.
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Teddcool4u Tuesday, August 23, 2011
good theories reach to people and tell them about this tell them ther is hope to see tomorrow
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AlanSmith Tuesday, March 15, 2011
ahhhhh.that is true>...??? answer>.::......................................
poljames123456 Friday, January 14, 2011
=1. 2005 there were 5 stages. 2006 4 stages.now you say 3 stages AIDS......May i say just 2, asymptom and symptom is enuf ?.[in 2 stage TB and PGL are there !]
2.= Even the name alters, HIV > AIDS > HIV/AIDS> now AIDS !! >>>.....We field workers are simple medicos.Guide us properly.
3=.Why is pre-counseling mandatory, when an person comes just to know if his blood shows some wrong or not, do the test at once and tell him,simple. Post-test yes IS helpful, if he wishes.
4.Clinical assessment is enuf. No, wait for the CD4. Dont wait for the CD4. start Rx asap. no, wait till some synptom shows./// you see how we are led / dazed ?// Recently i had a case with CD4 1200 till death, but downhill sinking for 8 months, and the HAART Center refuses, goes by the set guidelines, and not by the clinical deterioration !!!

pradhangeorge Tuesday, November 03, 2009
encourage our scientists to do through reaserch to come up with one theory universaly accepted.treatment of any infection can only be treated from the cause.
maartsi08 Monday, October 05, 2009
maartsi,you are quite right. BUT ! HIV morphs/mutates everynow and then.research findings keep on cropping up to confuse or help. Simple person GOD has no universal name, and half the diseases are not yet fully understood, example Diabetes Mellitus course and complications.so we live and let live amidst all the conflicts.
pradhangeorge Tuesday, November 03, 2009
instead of making matters worse i think people should just go get tested. we don't need an infection every 15minutes.but hey everyone is different.me personally i know if i was doing stuff i would wanna get tested before and after intercourse.!!
speakmymind Wednesday, December 03, 2008
"me personally i know if i was doing stuff i would wanna get tested before and after intercourse.!" and wait for 6 months for the HIV Ab to show up? You must do your home work !!!!
pradhangeorge Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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