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408, Vishwakarma Arcade, Opposite New Civil Hospital, Majura Gate, Ring Road, Surat
Surat, Gujarat - 395002
Details for Dr. Ketan Ranpariya
Medical College, Baroda
Indira Gandhi National Open University
PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
Professional Memberships
AIDS society of India
HIV Medicine Association of India
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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HIV AIDS Consultant at SMIMER Hospital, Surat
  • MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
    HIV Specialist
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    The symptoms of HIV vary, depending on the individual and what stage of the disease you are in.


    Within 2-4 weeks after HIV infection, many, but not all, people experience flu-like symptoms, often described as the “worst flu ever.” This is called “acute retroviral syndrome” (ARS) or “primary HIV infection,” and it’s the body’s natural response to the HIV infection.

    Symptoms can include:

    Fever (this is the most common symptom)
    Swollen glands
    Sore throat
    Muscle and joint aches and pains

    These symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. However, you should not assume you have HIV if you have any of these symptoms. Each of these symptoms can be caused by other illnesses. Conversely, not everyone who is infected with HIV develops ARS. Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms at all for 10 years or more. 

    You cannot rely on symptoms to know whether you have HIV. The only way to know for sure if you are infected with HIV is to get tested. If you think you have recently been exposed to HIV—if you have had oral, vaginal or anal sex without a condom with a known HIV positive person or a partner whose HIV status you do not know or shared needles to inject drugs—get an HIV test. Traditional HIV tests detect HIV antibodies. But during this early stage your body is not yet producing these antibodies. A new HIV test was approved in 2013 that can detect the presence of HIV in your body during this early stage of infection. So no matter where you get tested, it is very important to let your provider know that you may have been recently infected with HIV and you would like to be tested for acute HIV.

    It is important to remember that with or without symptoms, you are at particularly high risk of transmitting HIV to your sexual or drug using partners during this time because the levels of HIV in your blood stream are very high. For this reason, it is very important to take steps to reduce your risk of transmission.



    After the early stage of HIV infection, the disease moves into a stage called the “clinical latency” stage. “Latency” means a period where a virus is living or developing in a person without producing symptoms. During the clinical latency stage, people who are infected with HIV experience no HIV-related symptoms, or only mild ones. (This stage is sometimes called “asymptomatic HIV infection” or “chronic HIV infection.”)


    During the clinical latency stage, the HIV virus reproduces at very low levels, although it is still active. If you takeantiretroviral therapy (ART), you may live with clinical latency for several decades because treatment helps keep the virus in check. (Read more about HIV treatment.) For people who are not on ART, this clinical latency stage lasts an average of 10 years, but some people may progress through this phase faster.


    It is important to remember that people in this symptom-free period are still able to transmit HIV to others even if they are on ART, although ART greatly reduces the risk of transmission.


    Again, the only way to know for sure if you are infected with HIV is to get tested. Tests are available that can detect the virus at this stage.




    If you have HIV and you are not taking HIV medication (antiretroviral therapy), eventually the HIV virus will weaken your body’s immune system. The onset of symptoms signals the transition from the clinical latency stage to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).


    During this late stage of HIV infection, people infected with HIV may have the following symptoms:


    Rapid weight loss
    Recurring fever or profuse night sweats
    Extreme and unexplained tiredness
    Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck
    Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
    Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals
    Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids
    Memory loss, depression, and other neurologic disorders.


    Each of these symptoms can be related to other illnesses. So, as noted above, the only way to know for sure if you are infected with HIV is to get tested.


    Many of the severe symptoms and illnesses of HIV disease come from the opportunistic infections that occur because your body’s immune system has been damaged. 
  • MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
    General Physician
    Certain body fluids from an hiv-infected person can transmit hiv.

    These body fluids are:

    Semen (cum)
    Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum)
    Rectal fluids
    Vaginal fluids
    Breast milk

    These body fluids must come into contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into your bloodstream (by a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. Mucous membranes are the soft, moist areas just inside the openings to your body. They can be found inside the rectum, the vagina or the opening of the penis, and the mouth.
  • MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
    General Physician
    Aids stand for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. To understand what that means, let's break it down:

    An acquired aids is not something you inherit from your parents. Youacquireaids after birth.
    I Immuno your body's immune system includes all the organs and cells that work to fight off infection or disease.

    D deficiency you get aids when your immune system is" deficient" or isn't working the way it should.

    S syndrome a syndrome is a collection of symptoms and signs of disease. Aids is a syndrome, rather than a single disease, because it is a complex illness with the wide range of complications and symptoms.

    As noted above, aids are the final stage of HIV infection and not everyone who has HIV advances to this stage. People at this stage of HIV disease have badly damaged immune systems, which put them at risk for opportunistic infections (ois).

    You are considered to have progressed to aids if you have one or more specific ois,certain cancers, or a very low number ofcd4 cells. If you have aids, you will need medical intervention and treatment to prevent death.
  • MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
    General Physician
    Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. To understand what that means, let's break it down:

    H human this particular virus can only infect human beings.
    I immunodeficiency hiv weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. A" deficient" immune system can't protect you.
    V virus a virus can only reproduce itself by taking over a cell in the body of its host.

    Hiv is a lot like other viruses, including those that cause the" flu" or the common cold. But there is an important difference over time, your immune system can clear most viruses out of your body. That isn't the case with hiv the human immune system can't seem to get rid of it. That means that once you have hiv, you have it for life.

    We know that hiv can hide for long periods of time in the cells of your body and that it attacks a key part of your immune system your t-cells or cd4 cells. Your body has to have these cells to fight infections and disease, but hiv invades them, uses them to make more copies of itself, and then destroys them.

    Over time, hiv can destroy so many of your cd4 cells that your body can't fight infections and diseases anymore. When that happens, hiv infection can lead to aids, the final stage of hiv infection.

    However, not everyone who has hiv progresses to aids. With proper treatment, called antiretroviral therapy (art), you can keep the level of hiv virus in your body low. Art is the use of hiv medicines to fight hiv infection. It involves taking a combination of hiv medicines every day. These hiv medicines can control the virus so that you can live a longer, healthier life and reduce the risk of transmitting hiv to others. Before the introduction of art in the mid-1990s, people with hiv could progress to aids in just a few years. Today, a person who is diagnosed with hiv and treated before the disease is far advanced can have a nearly normal life expectancy.

    No safe and effective cure for hiv currently exists, but scientists are working hard to find one, and remain hopeful.
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