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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
HIV: Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breastfeeding ; during pregnancy ; delivery. Do you engage ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Good question: The HIV test to which you refer is an ELISA assay which is quite sensitive but not as specific as the confirmatory western blot. These measure the pr ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV infection: I am unsure what you are really asking so if i missed it please rephrase the question. There are two ways to test for HIV infection. One, the most com ... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV testing: There are several HIV tests. We usually check what is called an elisa blood/oral test. It's very sensitive & specific but misses early, early infec ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No: Hiv is not transmissible by sharing food or utensils. Hiv is spread by directly sharing body fluids such as semen or blood. This most commonly happe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cellular immunity: These are cells that work as part of the cellular immune system, fighting certain fungal (e.g. Cryptococcus), viral (e.g. Herpesviruses), parastic (e. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Evolution: It came from a simian precursor transmitted to humans by one of several mechanisms. This virus mutates continuously and the form to which it mutates ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Sharing body fluids: Hiv is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Get tested.: The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested for hiv. Please visit with a clinic or doctor and have testing performed. The clinic or doctor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood: Tainted blood transfusions are the easiest way to become infected with hiv. In the developed world, all blood is screened for HIV and blood transfusi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: The virus itself probably hasn't evolved much. What has evolved is our ability to treat it. Resistance mutations occur, but this sort of evolution af ... Read More

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