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Medical student in the United Kingdom, having previously studied Biology at A-Level. I spend a good deal of my time volunteering with St John Ambulance, which I find fantastically rewarding and when I'm not writing essays I'm handling flags here on Bio.SE.


Jun
4
revised What is the fastest but not venomous snake?
Corrected poisonous --> venomous
Jun
1
comment Why are antibiotics prescribed with a viral infection like a cold?
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Jun
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why don't warts caused by HPV spread to the whole body?
May
30
comment Why are antibiotics prescribed with a viral infection like a cold?
Viruses tend to have tropisms towards one cell type or another dependant on receptor expression. TB and HIV both affect cells of the immune system (TB by proliferating inside of macrophages) which is the mechanism behind their secondary infection link. Babies tend to be more vulnerable in the window where they are not protected by maternal IgG but haven't had time to synthesise their own yet. However, there's no real reason for someone on effective HAART to be taking prophylactic antibiotics whilst living with HIV.
May
25
comment What is the best time to exercise
Your post could still do with references for it's points, particularly: "Short-term exercise can work sometimes as prophylactics for allergic symptoms". HIV treatment is also not by immunosuppresant drugs (this is what you are trying to avoid). There has been some very limited research into trialling immune suppression but clinically it's treated with HAART - antivirals not immune suppressors.
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What species is this mammal?
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on human-biology tag wiki
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on human-anatomy tag wiki excerpt
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on human-biology tag wiki excerpt
May
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on human-anatomy tag wiki
May
21
comment What is atrial fibrillation?
To add to your answer I think you mean P waves aren't visible in AF and also old age could be added as a cause in isolation - it's very very common in the elderly
May
19
accepted Does digit 1 have an extensor sheath?
May
19
asked Does digit 1 have an extensor sheath?
May
19
comment Is it okay to do carotid sinus massages during palpitations?
Seek advice from your doctor.
May
14
comment What are the internal surfaces of body cavities actually made of?
It is correct to say that the trachea and GI tract are not classed as cavities, yes.
May
14
comment Could a sperm be altered to contain a female's genetics?
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May
12
reviewed No Action Needed what is this worm identified as?
May
12
reviewed No Action Needed The use of proteins in memory creation
May
12
reviewed Close Are Bovine serum albumin, Avidin, Ficoll-70 and Dextran-70 positively charged or negatively charged?
May
12
reviewed Edit Membrane potential after exposure to glutamate