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hiv is difficult to catch

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to catch: Nope. You have to work at it. It is caught directly from an infected humans blood or semen or vaginal fluids injected directly into your blood. It is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Onset of symptoms, if they occur at all, will be somewhat variable, but generally occurs in the first 2-4 weeks after infection.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unprotected sex, IDU: Hiv infection is acquired through unprotected sex, injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. As HIV infection progresses unt ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The amount of lubrication has no correlation to risk of HIV transmission.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It greatly depends on how high risk the woman was; commercial sex worker? Iv drug use? How many sexual partners? Nature of sexual intercourse? If you ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Depends on what was in the trash. Unless there was blood stained materials or excrement in the trash you are not at risk.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Good: If sexually active without a condom, pretty darn high.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk at all: Nobody ever catches HIV from blood or body fluids in the environment. Don't worry about it. The virus dies quickly when outside the body, especially w ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Possible but remote: Theoretically yes but assuming that the blade was used on an HIV infected person whose skin was cut by the blade and the blood on the blade was trans ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: I am not sure what you would do with urine to think that HIV could be spread through it. The answer is no even if you drink it.

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