Can The Stroke Be Switched To HIV?

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Hello. I want to ask, 3 months ago my father was declared to have a stroke, after leaving the hospital my father was under control 4 times but there was no change, last week my father had a fever accompanied by a cough, and according to the lab results from the health center my father had HIV. Can the stroke be switched to HIV? But there was no red rash on his skin. R n r nThank you

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Hello Handila, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Stroke and HIV are 2 different diseases. Stroke is a disease that arises due to disruption of blood flow to the brain (it could be due to blockages in blood vessels, it could also be due to broken blood vessels in the brain). In a stroke, brain cells die because these cells do not get enough oxygen to live. Brain cells are cells that cannot repair themselves if there is damage, therefore the symptoms that appear in stroke (for example, weakness in the limbs, sensory disturbances, speech and swallowing problems) will usually persist and cannot really- completely healed. If a stroke is treated quickly (a few hours after the attack), the damage can be prevented from getting wider so that the symptoms that appear can improve. However, if left for a long time and the damage is quite extensive, it is likely that the symptoms of stroke will persist. Some efforts can be made to slightly improve function (for example, so that stroke sufferers can walk alone or use their hands to eat), for example, by routine physiotherapy. In addition to trying to restore function as much as possible, stroke therapy is also aimed at avoiding repeated strokes, for example by controlling blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol.


HIV is a disease caused by viral infection. Because it is an infectious disease, a person can contract HIV because of being infected by this virus. HIV disease will weaken a person's immune system so that the person is prone to infection. HIV transmission can occur through contact with body fluids, for example:

Unsafe sexual relations with people living with HIV
Sharing needles with HIV people
Punctured by needles or other sharp objects that have been contaminated with the body of someone with HIV
Blood transfusions and organ transplants
Transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding

Management for HIV itself consists of administering antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). With life-long ARV administration, HIV sufferers can live their lives as normal people. If not treated, within a few years HIV can develop into AIDS. You should bring your father to consult a doctor and get therapy as soon as possible. Make sure your father's sexual partner and his family get HIV tests as well to make sure there is no transmission to his immediate family.

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