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Naturally Improve Your Eyesight With These Tips and Advice

February 1, 2014
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How can i improve my vision!?

Is there any way i can improve my vision w/o using glasses or surgery or contact lenses? or any ways that arent expensive?

Answer
If you have vision problems, your eyes muscles aren’t able to flex or relax enough for you to focus on objects.

Once you start having serious vision problems, I don’t think it is possible to improve your vision by eating carrots (carrots provide beta-carotene, which is a chemical molecule, and it doesn’t improve eye focus problems).

You could prevent your eyes from getting worse, though, by making sure you don’t strain your eyes. Unfortunately, there aren’t any cheap and easy methods for improving your vision.

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 1, 2014
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Linda asks…

How to add more events to my story?

I have the basic outline of my story, which is about a girl running away from a killer. Inside this, I need to add more events and characters, but I don’t know how.

admin answers:

My own novel ‘Deirdre, the Wanderer’, is about a 15-year-old running away from parents who emotionally abandon her. Originally this book was a foil (sort of an opposite) for another one I wrote in which the heroine suffers a lot emotionally (broken heart, stress, having no dad, losing a dear friend to cancer, etc) so I wanted to put Deirdre through a lot of more tangible angst. During the course of the story (and its sequels) she gets punched, nearly raped, abused, beat-up, sick, drunk (with vomit), drugged, shot, and subjected to perils such as storms at sea and being stalked by Somali pirates. Weird as it sounds, it actually got pretty fun to write (it’s only a fictitious character!). You know– what else can I do to her today? :)

The emphasis was on what would REALLY happen to a 15-year-old stuck out in the real world, with no more family to shelter her. She has to work, earn real money, play for places to live, buy food, etc. What kinds of jobs can a 15-year-old get? And she skips the US for The Bahamas; so what can she get as an illegal alien? (Exotic dancing? –it’s in there.) So the story turns out to be a pretty realistic account of a naive little girl’s growing-up in the ‘real world’; and Deirdre turns out to be one of my most popular, articulate and likeable narrators ever.

So think about what would REALLY happen to your character if she had to leave home, unable to trust her friends, in abject fear for her life, with no idea of what to do or where to go. If it were me, I’d keep moving– but moving, out in the open, risks her getting noticed. Staying put, hiding, is safe– till the killer finds out where she is. So her ‘plan’ (and, really, she shouldn’t really be clever enough to make a good one too quickly), has to include a combination of both ideas. She can crash with friends– but that puts them in danger. She can strike out alone, into the world, like a runaway (think Hermoine in Book VII), but whilst that saves her family and friends from having to do with her, it cuts her off from them being able to help her.

Best of all, she can, after suffering through this exodus for a while, contrive some kind of plan to turn around and counterattack, to hunt her hinter. This– if delayed long enough, say about to 2/3 of the book, might make the best reading. ‘Vulnerable little vixen seeks vengeance on evil villain’ –that’s always a story worth reading!

For now, outline the types of scrapes she will get into. Write them fast, even just briefly– ‘train wreck; Emma saves small child, scrapes leg, visibly tears jeans. Avoids coppers. Two days later, scene in fish store, runs into past teacher. Awkward convo, teacher lends her 20 quid. Buys hat as disguise.’ And keep the ideas coming, more, more more. You can flesh them out later.

Make sure that we like her, pity her, want her to succeed. There should be humour as well as scary bits. She should have personality quirks and faults that frustrate us, because we will know better and wish we could tell her or show her what to do next. She will make mistakes that we would not have made. And she will be stronger than she believes she can be, tougher, braver, more resourceful and luckier, and that will make us cheer for her.

Make sure she never escapes anything very easily and never gets too badly beat-up either. If he shoots at her, he misses; but she falls into a creek, or something. If she hides in a skip, she has to get out before the tip truck comes for it. If she meets up with an old friend, that old friend knows the killer’s family. If she steals a car, it breaks down (I used that in a ‘Deirdre’ sequel). Stuff like this will keep the reader on edge, keep the plot moving, and allow you (if only in later edits) to add in, each time, some clues as to her future and include the assets (like in a video game) she collects that help her in her eventual coup de grace. Because, you know, we already know that she has to facilitate, either indirectly or, much better, directly, the baddie’s demise. If that doesn’t happen, it just won’t do it for us.

Now get to work! :)

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Donna asks…

A power driven vessel overtaking my ship and don’t following colregs?

In that case what action shall i take to avoid collision.?overtaking vessel not following any rule and she is right astern of my vessel?

admin answers:

The regulations also say ” Notwithstanding anything in these regulations , it is the duty of every officer to avoid collisions at sea ”

You will have already got her identity and made a full entry in the decklog Time , position , courses , speed when you first noted she was possibly approaching on a collision course .

So , you call her on the radio hailing channel , over and over .

Call your captain to the bridge ( if you are not him ! )

You make a Collision warning broadcast to your own crew , and shut all watertight doors and hatches .

You increase your speed , if possible , to reduce the closing speed .

You sound your siren , repeatedly .

If your loudhailer is man enough you call her on that , repeatedly .

You flash your bridgewing searchlights at her bridge ,

You fire white collision warning pyrotechnics if you have them .

And if she ignores all that , then , in the last resort ,

you dodge to Port or Starboard ( usually you will know in which direction your own ship will turn quickest ) by making a hard over rudder turn to start skidding that way , increase your speed , and then reverse your helm hard the other way , to bring you back onto your previous course , so you have made an S shaped sidestep , which should put your opponent on a parallel course , but on your quarter rather than dead astern of you .

In doing that you MUST make the siren signal indicating you are turning and you MUST keep hailing her via radio and Loudhailer to tell her what you are doing .
Also dont be afraid to give her direct orders , telling her that she will imminently collide and to cut her speed and turn away at once .

In an Alert situation your own crew should already be drilled so that extra officers and hands are available on your own bridge , assign one of these to keep making a second by second timed record in the deck log of every broadcast , warning and action taken .

If you are in such peril that you have to turn to attempt to get out of your way , then I would also put out a general PAN call on the radio hailing frequency saying you are taking drastic avoiding action and naming the guilty ship and ask anyone receiving to note position , time , ship ID.s ,and asking listeners to standby for a possible imminent Mayday .

And then you commence Praying .

Lisa asks…

Have you seen Whale Wars on Animal Planet?

I just watched like 5 episodes today and it was so interesting. It felt like you were on the vessel with them fighting, idk im weird but

I’m surprised I never heard that stuff on the news is this footage new?
What did you think about the show?

admin answers:

I have recorded it on DVR for the past 5 weeks. It is crazy that the US don’t seem to care about getting involved. It doesn’t even make the news here. We have become so involved in fighting our human wars and hunting terrorist (saving our own azzes), we have forgotten about saving the whales. Last night on CNN Planet in Peril they touched a bit on the subject of shark fin hunts where the fins are removed then the shark dumped back in to die. Our population has become too large to continue these types of actions. The laws placed to protect the whales are clearly being bent and sometimes broken in the name of profit. Although the Sea Shepard’s push to and beyond the edge of piracy, I strongly believe they are the whales only hope. I wish them safe and successful.

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Your Questions About If You Choose To Accept This Mission

January 31, 2014
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Michael asks…

Can I just apply to a university just to be accepted?

So I want to apply to the college I want to attend. But I will be leaving for a 2 year mission. If I apply and say I choose the option to attend Fall 2014 semester, would it be a problem if I didn’t attend until after my mission? The university I want to attend is Utah State University. Can I just apply to be accepted and attend later on? Or would I have to attend Fall 2014? Please let me know.

admin answers:

Most universities will give only a one-year deferment of enrollment if they give deferments at all. You can ask the admissions office if they will give a two-year deferment, which they might, as in Utah your situation is not unique. Otherwise, you will need to apply during your mission and I hope that your mission will include facilities to make application not too burdensome.

If you need letters of recommendation for your university and will not be applying during high school, tell your counselor and teachers that you will need letters in two years and ask if you may request them to write them then. Give them stamped, properly addressed envelopes now and ask them if they would like you to give them summaries which will make it easier for them to remember you when they write the letters. Take the SAT/ACT now if your university requires it. Best wishes.

Paul asks…

Can a Diplomatic Mission refuse to even accept a visa application?

i will be grateful if some immigration lawyer or diplomat or someone with knowledge responds to this query in details- my job is in danger- so please help me.

I know that a Diplomatic Mission can choose not to give a visa. That is OK. But can they refuse to accept a visa application. My boss had to go to country X after attending a meeting in country Y. the embassy of X in India normally takes 4-5 days in giving a visa. But as my boss was travelling and had to also apply for a visa for country Y, we submitted the visa application 2 days before travelling. The embassy refused to accept the application. So i want to know can the embassy do that. I am sure that there is an international law somewhere that states that the everyone has the right to apply for a visa – the host country may choose to decline the application but not even accepting is not fair.

Is there is some sort of a directive from the UN or some sort of agreement betweent the various cou ntries to this effect??

can someone pl guide me urgently on this as my job is on the line of fire. So pleeeeeeease reply.

admin answers:

It’s entirely up to the country of that embassy to decide what its rules are for accepting or issuing visas. There’s no international law that gives people the right to apply for a visa. And for what it’s worth, most embassies have consular sections. Consulates can also have them

Lizzie asks…

Can a Diplomatic Mission refuse to even accept a visa application?

i will be grateful if some immigration lawyer or diplomat or someone with knowledge responds to this query in details- my job is in danger- so please help me.

I know that a Diplomatic Mission can choose not to give a visa. That is OK. But can they refuse to accept a visa application. My boss had to go to country X after attending a meeting in country Y. the embassy of X in India normally takes 4-5 days in giving a visa. But as my boss was travelling and had to also apply for a visa for country Y, we submitted the visa application 2 days before travelling. The embassy refused to accept the application. So i want to know can the embassy do that. I am sure that there is an international law somewhere that states that the everyone has the right to apply for a visa – the host country may choose to decline the application but not even accepting is not fair.

Is there is some sort of a directive from the UN or some sort of agreement betweent the various cou ntries to this effect??

can someone pl guide me urgently on this as my job is on the line of fire. So pleeeeeeease reply.

admin answers:

It’s entirely up to the country of that embassy to decide what its rules are for accepting or issuing visas. There’s no international law that gives people the right to apply for a visa. And for what it’s worth, most embassies have consular sections. Consulates can also have them.

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

January 30, 2014
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Jenny asks…

What effect did WW2 have on Australian Identity?

Help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

admin answers:

Beginning as a bit of a re-run of WW1, Australia entered the war with the UK and sent troops to Europe as they had previously. Australian troops fought with distinction in North Africa, but were defeated despite fighting well in Greece and Crete… The Germans were very skilled and a formidable enemy.

However, Japanese aggression became more obvious and threatening in 1940-41. Australia was fearful of the ‘yellow peril’, as a small and weak ‘European’ country. Churchill was determined to use Australian (as well as other Commonwealth) troops to serve his ends- the preservation of Britain. In mid-1941 the Australian government demanded the British take the 9th Australian Division out of Tobruk- the unit had to be kept ‘in being’ and could not be allowed to be captured, in case it was needed to fight Japan.

The Japanese attack in December 1941 was not a surprise, except in its exact timing. With France and Holland, who owned Indochina (Vietnam) and Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), captured, the anti-Japanese position in Asia looked bad. The Japanese captured Malaya and Singapore quickly, in large part because Churchill weakened them to provided troops, planes, naval units and skilled leaders for elsewhere (even sending tanks to Russia rather than Singapore). Singapore was regarded as very strong (though forget the myths about ‘impenetrable’ and ‘the guns pointing out to sea’- these were just stories for the public and senior commanders had other problems.

So Australia’s identity, previously entirely ‘British’, was threatened because Britain was in no position to help Australia, and in fact Churchill tried very hard to undermine Australia to help Britain. This resulted in a very sudden and complete embrace of the United States, as the only country that could save Australia from Japan- whom European Australia would have feared with great terror even if they didn’t happen to actually be a barbaric, rapacious and thoroughly evil people at this time (due to the hijack of their government by military psychopaths and a gutless, nasty little ‘emperor’).

After ww1 Australia saw itself as having done excellent service to the British empire- it showed itself to be loyal and selfless. After WW2, Australia had saved itself without British help, but this was only possible thanks to America. We became America’s satellite/ally, while our relationship with Britain became historic/cultural, but less political and military.

Susan asks…

I need a brief summary about the indian ocean STATES, and how it related to vasco d gama?

please also include the Portuguese relating to this, from the 1500′s thank you sooo much

admin answers:

This is after his African explorations:

Calicut, India
The fleet arrived in Kappad near Calicut, India on 20 May 1498. The King of Calicut, the Saamoothiri (Zamorin), who was at that time staying in his second capital at Ponnani, returned to Calicut on hearing the news of the European fleets’s arrival. The navigator was received with traditional hospitality, including a grand procession of at least 3,000 armed Nairs, but an interview with the Zamorin failed to produce any concrete results. The presents that da Gama sent to the Zamorin as gifts from Dom Manuel—four cloaks of scarlet cloth, six hats, four branches of corals, twelve almasares, a box with seven brass vessels, a chest of sugar, two barrels of oil and a cask of honey—were trivial, and failed to cut any ice. While Zamorin’s officials wondered at why there was no gold or silver, the Muslim merchants who considered da Gama their rival suggested that the latter was only an ordinary pirate and not a royal ambassador![11] Vasco da Gama’s request for permission to leave a factor behind him in charge of the merchandise he could not sell was turned down by the King, who insisted that da Gama pay customs duty—preferably in gold—like any other trader, which strained the relation between the two. Annoyed by this, da Gama carried a few Nairs and sixteen Mukkuva fishermen off with him by force.[12] Nevertheless, da Gama’s expedition was successful beyond all reasonable expectation, bringing in cargo that was worth sixty times the cost of the expedition.

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Vasco da Gama lands at Calicut, May 20, 1498.Vasco da Gama set sail for home on 29 August 1498. Eager to leave he ignored the local knowledge of monsoon wind patterns, which was still blowing onshore. Crossing the Indian Ocean to India, sailing with the monsoon wind, had taken Gama’s ships only 23 days. The return trip across the ocean, sailing against the wind, took 132 days, and Gama arrived in Malindi on 7 January 1499. During this trip, approximately half of the crew died, and many of the rest were afflicted with scurvy. Two of Gama’s ships made it back to Portugal, arriving in July and August of 1499.[13]

Vasco da Gama returned to Portugal in September 1499 and was richly rewarded as the man who had brought to fruition a plan that had taken eighty years to fulfill. He was given the title “Admiral of the Indian Seas,”[14] and his feudal rights to Sines were confirmed.[15] Manuel I also awarded the perpetual title of Dom (lord) to Gama, as well as to his brothers and sisters and to all of their descendants.

The spice trade would prove to be a major asset to the Portuguese economy, and other consequences soon followed. For example, Gama’s voyage had made it clear that the east coast of Africa, the Contra Costa, was essential to Portuguese interests; its ports provided fresh water, provisions, timber, and harbors for repairs, and served as a refuge where ships could wait out unfavorable weather. One significant result was the colonization of Mozambique by the Portuguese Crown.

However, Gama’s achievements were somewhat dimmed by his failure to bring any trade goods of interest to the nations of India. Moreover, the sea route was fraught with its own perils – his fleet went more than thirty days without seeing land and only 60 of his 180 companions, on one of his three ships, returned to Portugal in 1498. Nevertheless, Gama’s initial journey opened a direct sea route to Asia.

Lizzie asks…

what is the stem, and derivative of a Latin word?

a worksheet wants the stems and derivatives of latin words whats are those and how do you find them?
(10 points)

admin answers:

Hopefully this is what they meant…
Search ‘words derived from latin roots’

Latin Word – Definition – English Derivatives

villa villa, house
villa, village, villager

alta
tall, high, deep
altitude, altimeter, alto

antiqua
antique, old
antique, antiquity, ancient

longa
long
longitude, longevity, long

magna
large, great
magnify, magnificent, magnitude

pictura
picture
picture, picturesque, pictorial

nova
new
novice, novel, novelty, nova, Nova Scotia

terra
land, earth
terrier, terrace, terrestrial, terrain

prima
first
prime, primary, primitive, primeval

sub
under
subway, subterranean, suburban

corna
horn
cornucopia, cornet, clavicorn

est
is
estate, establish, essence

habere
have
have, habit, habitual

casa
small house
casino

via
street
via

parva
small
parval, parvanimity

lata
wide, broad
latitude, lateral, latitudinal

bona
good
bonus, bonanza, bona fide

copia
plenty
copious, cornucopia, copiously

fama
fame
fame, famous, infamous

provincia
province
province, provincial, provincialism

multa
many
multitude, multiple, multiplex

nominare
to name
nominate, nominal, name, nominative

postea
later
postlude, postgraduate posthumous

non
not
nonfction, nonmetal, nonexistent

in
in
in

aqua
water
aquatics, aquarium, aqueduct, aqueous

agricola
farmer
agriculture

bestia
beast
bestial, bestiality

figura
figure, shape
figure, figurine, figment, figurative

flamma
flame
flame, flamboyant, flambeau

herba
herb
herb, herbivorous, herbage

insula
island
insular, insulate, insularity

lingua
language
language, lingual, linguistics

nauta
sailor
nautical, nautilus

pirata
pirate
pirate, piratical

schola
school
scholar, school, scholastic

alba
white
albino, albinism albumen

amica
friendly
amicable, amicability, amity

beata
happy
beatific, beatify, beatitude

maritima
sea
maritime

mea
me
me, my

mira
strange
miracle, miraculous, mirage

nota
noted
noted, note, notice, notable, noticeable

obscura
dark
obscure, obscured, obscurity

periculosa
dangerous
perilous, peril

propinqua
near to
propinquity

pulchra
beautiful
pulchritude

quieta
quiet
quiet, quietude, disquiet

circum
around
circumstance, circumnavigate, circumspect

filia
daughter
filly, filial

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 29, 2014
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James asks…

Is it true that ginger is good for flu? How does it work and how to take it?

Do you know any remedies or recipes for ginger?

admin answers:

Ya its really work …..
You make a tea with ginger and some other things

The three secret ingredients to my “Special-Tea” are:

1) Ginger

2) Lemon juice

3) Honey

That’s it!

Why ginger, lemon and honey?

Well, you probably know that lemon is high in Vitamin C. It is also full of phytochemicals. These are plant constituents that help boost the immune system and much more.

Ginger and honey are also well documented to help the immune system. Stephen Buhner does an incredible job of talking about the virtues of these and other herbs in his book, Herbal Antibiotics. It is where I got this great flu home remedy soup.

It’s a real basic and approachable book that will blow your mind with the amazing health giving gifts of some of the most common plants. Garlic, Echinacea, astragalus, shiitake mushrooms, grapefruit seed extract and more… It’s all in there. Recipes as well.

I call this ginger tea with lemon and honey my “Special-Tea!” :)

Here’s what you do: (you may need to experiment with amounts to get the taste that suits you)

1. Fill up your teakettle and get it boiling.
2. Meanwhile, grate a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root.
3. Get a thermos out. I have a quart thermos I use.
4. Put the ginger in the thermos.
5. Put a dash of lemon juice in the thermos. A dash is about 4 tablespoons. Actually, it’s less of a dash and more of a small splash. :)
6. Add a dash of honey as well. A dash in this case is about three tablespoons. Hey, a dash means something different to all of us. Basically, add the honey to taste.
7. When your water is boiled, pour it in the thermos.
8. Cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.
9. Strain into a tea cup and enjoy!

Alternatives:

If you lack a thermos, you can also just simmer the water in an open pan with the ginger for 15 -20 minutes as well. Add the lemon and honey to the pot AFTER you are finished simmering ginger. Just strain it into your cup. When you want more, just heat it back up. I just like the thermos because when I am sick it’s hard enough just to get up let alone heat something up.

You can vary the amounts as well. Play around so you get a flavor you really like. It tastes great!

Other things I sometimes add:

1. A few cloves of crushed garlic.
2. Cayenne powder to taste (enough to break a little sweat)
3. A few slices of Astragalus root (an important immune system nourisher). Click here to order it. Scroll down the linked page to Astragalus root (not the powder).
4. Seaweed. Seaweed is so packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s literally super food. Click here to order Kelp powder. (There is a link on the order page of this link on how to use it.)
5. A few dropper bottle squirts of Echinacea tincture. Click here for more on that and how to make your own Echinacea tincture!

I don’t add all these at once… They are just variations I’ll use depending on the situation. I added these to show you that there are no rules to these recipes. As you learn more about herbs, feel free to experiment with new ones. If this is all new to you, just stick to the basic recipe.

“EIGHT SIMPLE SECRETS to TREATING A COLD NATURALLY”

1. Rest! Most of the time, if I take the day off, my cold gets kicked. When I feel it coming, I basically go to sleep in addition to the rest of the steps below. When I do all these steps right away, over 90% of the time, I don’t get the cold. I know you might be thinking, “Well, I’m busy. I can’t just stop and rest!” Well, if you don’t, you’ll most likely get the cold and have to take off even more days.

For cold and flu prevention, make sure you manage your stress and laugh a lot! Stress impairs white blood cell function. Laughter enchances immune function.

2. Eat Well You don’t feel like eating when you have a cold? Neither do I. But what I do eat is organic chicken broth with miso. Click here to read about my simple, natural cold cure soup recipe.

If you are practicing cold prevention (in other words, you want to eat healthy to stay healthy), then make sure you eat a diet consisiting of whole foods, such as grains, vegetables, meat, and fruits. It’s best if your food sources are local and organic. Avoid processed foods and food with artificial ingredients.

3. Garlic Yes. Garlic. Click here to read more about garlic and how I use it as an essential part of my natural cold and flu cure.

4. My “Special-Tea.” And this tea is my specialty. Most likely, you have the ingredients in your kitchen. Click here for the free recipe. I drink this when I have the flu as well.

5. Echinacea. I know you have all heard of this herb. Did you know it’s a great remedy for strep throat? Despite the recent governement study, does it really work? Click here to find out and learn how to us it as well as HOW NOT to use it.

6. I bundle up. I’ll wear a turtle neck shirt to keep my neck covered, and put on my favori

Nancy asks…

How do you help a slightly bruised knee?

Lastnight I was at a choir concert and I fainted. I got a slightly bruised knee how should I help it?

admin answers:

The time for ice has come and gone, but next time ice up the bruise right away, 10 minutes on, 20 minutes off (because ice is cold and you’ll be freezing and uncomfortable if you leave the ice on continuously). Ice reduces the amount of fluid that leaks out of the broken capillaries and into the surrounding tissue. The blood has had time to clot and stop the capillaries from leaking, so now you want to warm the bruise up and increase circulation to the area. Use a warm washcloth or soak your knee in a warm bath. Increasing the circulation speeds up healing by getting oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells to the area. You might also gently massage your poor knee, to help move the fluid that leaked out last night into the lymphatic system so it can be recycled into something useful.

If it’s very sore, you can take some ibuprofen (not aspirin, aspirin impairs clotting, and you want new clots to form easily in case you reinjure the area and break some of the capillaries open again). Or rub some goop with menthol or salicylate in it (BenGay or Aspercreme) on the injured area. (I prefer menthol, and methyl salicylate smells like wintergreen (mmm!), but some people find it too stinky.)

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Ken asks…

When do first HIV symptoms start dissappearing? and how long does it take for half a drop of blood to dry?

I know the HIV symptoms start showing up from 3 weeks to 6 weeks but when do they start to dissapear (average time). and how long does it take for half a drop of blood to dry and destroy HIV particles?

admin answers:

Signs and symptoms
The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection. When first infected with HIV, you may have no symptoms at all, although it’s more common to develop a brief flu-like illness two to six weeks after becoming infected. But because the signs and symptoms of an initial infection — which may include fever, headache, sore throat, swollen lymph glands and rash — are similar to those of other diseases, you might not realize you’ve been infected with HIV.

Even if you don’t have symptoms, you’re still able to transmit the virus to others. Once the virus enters your body, your own immune system also comes under attack. The virus multiplies in your lymph nodes and slowly begins to destroy your helper T cells (CD4 lymphocytes) — the white blood cells that coordinate your entire immune system.

You may remain symptom-free for eight or nine years or more. But as the virus continues to multiply and destroy immune cells, you may develop mild infections or chronic symptoms such as:

Swollen lymph nodes — often one of the first signs of HIV infection
Diarrhea
Weight loss
Fever
Cough and shortness of breath
During the last phase of HIV — which occurs approximately 10 or more years after the initial infection — more serious symptoms may begin to appear, and the infection may then meet the official definition of AIDS. In 1993, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) redefined AIDS to mean the presence of HIV infection as shown by a positive HIV-antibody test plus at least one of the following:

The development of an opportunistic infection — an infection that occurs when your immune system is impaired — such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)
A CD4 lymphocyte count of 200 or less — a normal count ranges from 600 to 1,000
By the time AIDS develops, your immune system has been severely damaged, making you susceptible to opportunistic infections. The signs and symptoms of some of these infections may include:

Soaking night sweats
Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F for several weeks
Dry cough and shortness of breath
Chronic diarrhea
Persistent white spots or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth
Headaches
Blurred and distorted vision
Weight loss
You may also begin to experience signs and symptoms of later stage HIV infection itself, such as:

Persistent, unexplained fatigue
Soaking night sweats
Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F for several weeks
Swelling of lymph nodes for more than three months
Chronic diarrhea
Persistent headaches
If you’re infected with HIV, you’re also more likely to develop certain cancers, especially Kaposi’s sarcoma, cervical cancer and lymphoma, although improved treatments have reduced the risk of these illnesses.

Symptoms of HIV in children
Children who are HIV-positive often fail to gain weight or grow normally. As the disease progresses, they may have difficulty walking or delayed mental development. In addition to being susceptible to the same opportunistic infections that adults are, children may have severe forms of common childhood illnesses such as ear infections (otitis media), pneumonia and tonsillitis.

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