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Dr.V.K.Gupta

Sharma: Hello sir
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Hello Mr. Sharma, Please ask your questions
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Hello Mr. Sharma, Please ask your questions
Alok Mukherjee:
It's great to have you Dr. Gupta to clerify certain facts on a burning hot topic HIV, AIDS
Alok Mukherjee:
How long can people live with HIV or AIDS?
Mintu:
Hii
Mintu:
Good Afternoon Sir
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
We apologise for the delay as our internet connection was out for while. Please go ahead with your questions.
Alok Mukherjee:
Can I get a vaccine to prevent HIV infection or AIDS?
Mintu:
Sir what are the major causes of HIV
Alok Mukherjee:
Can injecting vitamins, steroids, hormones, or insulin put me at risk for HIV infection? Dr.V.K.Gupta: Alok, there is no vacine to prevent HIV infection as on date. The scientist at various centres throughout the world are tring to find the vaccine for prevension as well as for curing the people from HIV infection sharma: hello sir
sharma:
what the major Symptoms
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok, as long as syrings and needles used are sterile there is no danger of getting the HIV infection Meenakshi: Hello Sir
Meenakshi:
What is the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?
Alok Mukherjee:
Thanks Dr. Gupta
sharma:
what is Sinus Infections
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Sharma the Disease manifest in the form of various oppotunitistic infection due to lower immune status of body in our country the most common infection seen is TB due to HIV
Alok Mukherjee:
Can a person with HIV who has an undetectable viral load pass HIV to someone else?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Sinus infection is basically is not related to HIV and infection of nasal sinuses
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok yes
sharma:
Sinus infection is a major Symptoms
deo:
HIV virus can remain active only for some time, that too from blood to blood! Am I right? then what are the chances to get AIDS through niddle which was used earlier say few hrs before?
Alok Mukherjee:
Are health care workers or people in other occupations at risk for HIV?
vikram:
is there any Vacacine developed for HIV or not
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Deo HIV virus can remain a live outside human body only for half an hour and if there is major blood splash seen in hospital setting there are chances of infection being transmitted to another person if that persons has got cuts and abrasion and the blood with HIV touches that perticular area.
Meenakshi:
What is the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?
Question:
hello sir
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok the people working in health care setting are at a risk of getting HIV infection if they do not practise universal work precausion as per NACO norms.
Naveen:
How is acute HIV syndrome diagnosed?
deo:
Sir, HIV needs only direct contact? right? so even if there are blood drops/patches and one does touch to it directly without any open boold from body there is not harm? right?
ravibalan:
hi
ravibalan:
any one interest in chat with me
ravibalan:
anybodys there
Naveen:
what is first aid for HIV virus
Dr.V.K.Gupta: Ravi please ask your question
Naveen:
what types of facilities in our country.
navneet gupta:
good afternoon sir, Sir i want to know that if unfortunatly any HIV suffring people blood mix in food or marker fruit then if someone eating those food so eating people suffring HIV or not
Meenakshi: Is there medicine or vaccine to control HIV/AIDS?
kaju: helo sir.
Dr.V.K.Gupta: Navneet the infection cannot be transmitted by the routes like eating food or fruit contaminated with HIV blood but it can be trasmitted by only three routes viz sexual, infected blood transfused and infected mother to new born child.
deo:
what is the life time of a person who is HIV infected?
kaju:
what is the causes of tramission of this disease. In case case of Injection it is teransmited but biting of mosquite it's not Why ?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Meenakshi there is drugs available for treatment of HIV infection but there is no cure that is that person who got the infection have to take the drug for very long time may be life long and there is no vaccine for control of HIV
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
If the drugs are given the persons immunal level is bettered for very small period
dr. rupa:
good evening sir
Meenakshi:
Yeh medicine HIV/AIDS ko kab tak control karti hai or is medicine ke kya side effects hain?
Alok Mukherjee:
Do sex partners who both have HIV need to use condoms?
Alok Mukherjee: Does using alcohol or other non-injected drugs increase my risk of HIV infection?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Deo HIV infected person can live more than 15 yrs because it is being seen after getting infection 25% people get various infection within 5 yrs another 50% in another 5 yrs and more than 5% does not get infection even 15 yrs after HIV infection.
navneet gupta:
Sir in case of HIV infected mother who is infected after the birth of child then how much possibiliy to infected breast feeder chield
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Dr Rupa Welcome
kaju:
i have no question yet. that conversasion is enough for query. i just only watch and get information .
Alok Mukherjee:
Does postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) at certain times help when people are potentially exposed to HIV when a condom breaks or during sexual assault
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok if both sex partner have hiv THEY have to use condoms to prevent the increase in viral load and if viral load is high person gets infections earlier
Alok Mukherjee:
Dr. Gupta its realy interesting to get certain quarries solved. Thanks
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Gupta the HIV infected mother can pass infection to unborn child during child birth however, there are lesser chances of passing the infection during the breast feed.
M.M.Gore:
Is any remedy finding to AIDS anywhere in the world ?
Dr.M.Ravindranath:
What is the % success of cure. Some homeopaths claim to have a non-failing cure for AIDS. Alok Mukherjee: What do people with HIV need to know about hepatitis?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Dr Ravindranath there is no cure of HIV infection it is lifelong infection. However, some Doctors claim for cure of HIV which is by giving the drugs which suppress the immune system of body and person is tested as HIV - because of no antibodies being present.
dr.rupa:
hello sir
Alok Mukherjee:
How can people with HIV and AIDS pay for their medical care?
dr.rupa: actully, i have no question this time
Dr.M.Ravindranath:
You mean by supressing the immune system HIV goes undetected
Dr.V.K.Gupta: Alok the hepatitis is trasmitted by cantaminated food water, and infected syrings and needles and rarely by mother to unborn child. There are no extra chances of hepatitis in people suffereing from HIV Dr.V.K.Gupta: Ravindranath Yes
Meenakshi:
Kya HIV or AIDS dono ek hi hain ya alag alag situation hai?
M.M.Gore:
Please suggest any more tips for a science communicator in order to spread awareness about AIDS ?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok the drugs available for HIV treatment in Govt setup is free of cost but it is given only to people who are suffereing from opportunistic infection or severly infected with HIV
Alok Mukherjee:
If an adolescent gets tested for HIV, will the parents or guardians be told about the test result? Dr.V.K.Gupta: Gore please contact me at my email :drvkg@indiatimes.com
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok yes if the test is carried out after it is being asked by the person concerned . But before testing the counselling is done at various govt health agencies at voluntary counciling and testing centres.
Alok Mukherjee: Can an employer require that a job applicant be tested for HIV?
hello:
hello sir
Dr.M.Ravindranath:
One fundamental question Dr.Gupa. Vaccines have been developed for various life threatening diseases from time to time. But new and more complex viruses are coming up despite more conscious and better efforts on sanitation. Why is it so
Meenakshi:
Or agar yeh dono alag alag condition hai to kese pata chalega?
Dr.V.K.Gupta: Meenakshi HIV infection is 1st to occure and then after approximately 10 to 15 yrs the same person gets AIDs in the form of various diseases related to immune system. i.e the staring point is HIV and person is getting AIDS may be the terminal point
hello:
what types Bone Problems occures
rkyadav: sir actully i want to know can i test my blood for HIV + , whether iit is effected or not, & what is called this testing
rkyadav:
another question is for that test how much i have to pay ?
hello:
what is Osteoporosis
Dr.V.K.Gupta: Dr Ravindranath the HIV vaccine is not succesfully developed because the virus mutates vary rapidly and the vacccine developed becomes useless for the current use. but for the other diseases the bactria or the viruses are more stable.
Alok Mukherjee:
When does a person who has tested HIV positive is diagnosed with AIDS. What should be the person's CD4 cell count.
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
CD4 cell count is less than 200 is a critical point when he should be given antiretroviral drugs.
Alok Mukherjee:
Can a person who is HIV negative or of undetermined serostatus may be diagnosed with AIDS Dr.V.K.Gupta: Yadav the blood is tested for the presence of antibodies against virus by doing elisa test in most of the places. But other test are also available which are not done routely.
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok the person who is HIV + can get AIDS.
rkyadav:
thank u sir
M.M.Gore:
UN & other global social agencies can make "International Year of AIDS Cure" like International Year of Physics 2005 ? Can it not prove a step ahead towards AIDS control?
Dr.M.Ravindranath:
Thank you
hello:
no answers
Alok Mukherjee: What are the symptoms of a new HIV infection?
Meenakshi:
Kya kabhi HIV/AIDS ko finish kiya ja sakega? Or iske kitne % chances hai?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Gore the various agencies are already tackling the problem of HIV infection by various means specially the awarness about the HIV infection and behavious change in various high risk groups. However the agencies like UN AIDS and WHO are alrady tkaing care of this aspects.
hello: Where did HIV come from?
Alok Mukherjee:
Why should HIV-infected persons be concerned about coinfection with HCV?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
HIV AIDs can be decreased by taking various measures suggested by National AIDS control organisation under GOVT India However if we take these measures seriously it may require another 30 yrs approx. when we can say that there are no HIV AIDS cases in our country.
hello:
ans plz
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Alok the HIV infected person should be concerned with every other infection as in any human being without HIV also however there is no coinfection with HCV with HIV people.
hello: How well does HIV survive outside the body?
Alok Mukherjee:
Thanks Dr. Gupta for your sound clarifications.
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Hello the HIV infection was reported 1st in USA and African continent the virus came from monkeys which got mutated and infected human being. In India 1st HIV infection cases were reported in 1986.
Meenakshi: Ans Please
hello:
2nd ans
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Hello the virus cannot survive outside the human body. iF IT present in blood than it may remain in blood for a very long period .
hello:
how it transfer from monkeys to humn person
Dr.V.K.Gupta: I want to inform everybody online that HIV is transmitted by three routes i.e sexual route, infected blood/syrings and needs & mother to her unborn child. The infection is life long and it can be treated by giving antivial drugs and there no cure and no vaccine against HIV. However if there is any further question pls send it to the email : drvkg@indiatimes.com
hello:
How does HIV cause AIDS?
Dr.V.K.Gupta:
Thankyou for participating in the chat session
hello:
thanking you sir
Meenakshi: Thank you sir
Mintu:
bye