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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Hiv screen in blood: Blood donations are screened for HIV 1 and HIV 2 by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) followed by one or more confirmation tests. The windowperiod between infe ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: Despite an indoctrination tract full of outright lies from a cult, the risk of contracting infection from a unit of blood is extremely low. For hiv, ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Antibody test: Infection with both HTLV 1 and 2 can be diagnosed by antibodies to each of the viruses. Most people who have infection with either do not have any dis ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
2 types of test: We screen by looking for antibodies; this picks up all the infected individuals but also folks whose antibodies may be due to some past infection. T ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Human t-lymphotrophic virus.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Exchange of body fluids with an infected person puts you at risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Retroviruses: Both are retroviruses but have distinct methods of transmission and patterns of disease.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
...: The time from infection to seroconversion (i.e. Development of antibodies) can vary from 1-2 months. There is no "gold standard" for the diagnosis of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably zero risk: Even with vaginal sex, HTLV transmission is extremely rare. There are no known transmissions by oral sex or kissing.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
17 years experience Infectious Disease
No, not cause ofAIDS: Htlv 3&4 are rather newly discovered viruses. They were discovered in men hunting monkeys in africa and may be related to the consumption of bush meat ... Read More
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