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how does the hiv virus reproduce in the body

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Extremely unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that you would contract HIV in this manner.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
It doesn't: HIV does not survive outside of the body. It is not ever caught by touching it or any other thing it is in or on. Millions of humans have now survived ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Varies a lot: A great source of info is at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessm ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Various ways: The virus has reservoir cells where it remains inactive in tissues. These are macrophages and in the nervous system some neurons. It lives within ly ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Depends on person: Hiv can be clinically "latent" (present but causing no symptoms) for periods of months to years with some people being infected for up to 8 to 10 yea ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: Some people get a flu like illness 4-6 weeks after initiall infection and are asymptomatic for years. Commonly it takes about 10 years for full blown ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Why: It doesn't survive. But that doesn't matter. Hiv is not caught by touching it or the fluid it may be living in. That is very well understood. What is ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Most pathogens have a minimal infective dose necessary to initiate infection. Some only need a single organism to do this. Hiv is probably in this cat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Too complicated: It is a complex subject. In short, HIV virus kills T-lymphocytes and degrades immune system. That results in other infections and tumors. There are ef ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on what you mean by dormant. Blood tests are generally positive within a few weeks of infection, and many people develop temporary symptom ... Read More
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