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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
Very small: A single HIV virus particle has been measured at around 0.1 micros (0.0001 mm).

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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
A few hours: Although HIV can survive outside the body for a few hours in certain bodily fluids, it cannot function when dry. The virus cannot infect some one unle ... Read More
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
A few hours: Although HIV can survive outside the body for a few hours in certain bodily fluids, it cannot function when dry. The virus cannot infect some one unle ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Contracting HIV depends on multiple factors, including the type of exposure, how much virus is present from the hiv+ person, and host susceptibility, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It might: Especially if you have open blisters.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Kissing disease: Most commonly transmitted via saliva.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cerv ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ebola - virus: See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2791500/india-inadequately-prepared-ebola-fear-medical-experts.html. It's indicated that ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: You are most likely to get herpes if you touch the skin of someone who has herpes sores, blisters, or a rash. However, the herpes virus can still be s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Epstein barr virus can indeed be transmitted through saliva-- in fact, this is the presumed predominant mode of transmission. By some estimates, over ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Ticks: Nope. Fortunately this does not happen in either case.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience in Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Hiv mutates in response to HIV therapy. If you're being treated without a complete response (partial suppression), the virus can mutate so it can rep ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: Herpes virus types 1 and 2 are contagious, mainly by direct contact with an infected person's sores. A never-infected person, without protective antib ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Comparison?: The two diseases are transmitted very differently. Hep a by the fecal-oral route and HIV only by very intimate contact through blood, semen, other bo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: Hiv is present in nearly all bodily fluids, but am not sure whether smegma has been specifically tested. There is no reason why it should not be pres ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you have herpes: Simplex 1 and 2 - it is possible to spread it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Lifetime: As long as you live, the virus stays with you mostly in dormant stage and occasionally flares up.

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