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Several HIV/AIDS related questions

11. What are the characteristics of a long term non-progressive (LNTP)?
12. Antibodies are produced by ___ cells of the immune system.
13. What is the "incubation period" for HIV?
14. What opportunistic infection (O.I.) causes blindness?
15. If a person has a negative test for HIV how many months should he/she wait for a retest?
16. Without precautions an HIV+ mother has a ___ % chance of giving the infection to her child.
17. When is it legal to test someone for HOV without their permission?
18. What other T lymphocyte "fights"a viral infection?

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11. Long-Term Non-Progressor is a person who is HIV+ but takes much longer than normal to develop to AIDS. An LTNP can go for many years without the need of medication. LTNPs are able to suppress viral replication and maintain stable CD4 T cell levels over time. The exact mechanism for this is unknown.

12. Antibodies are produced by B cells of the immune system.

13. The incubation period is typically asymptomatic, quite variable and can last from 2 to 4 weeks. As in all diseases, the incubation period is the time from exposure to when symptoms are observed.

14. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an OI ...

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The following eight questions deal with HIV/AIDS. The solution answers all eight questions in full and provides some background and review for study.