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What are the chances of a man catching HIV from a woman who has aids

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on: 1. Sexual act 2. Viral load of the woman. 3. Presence of a lesion on the man. Starting off at 1:100 chance for insertive vaginal sex ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
How do you know?: You will only know if you have a reliable HIV test done on the spot by a reliable lab...In other words you don't know! that is why the best practice ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Lab test: You cannot tell if a person has aids/hiv by just looking at them. The only way to know is by getting tested. Someone can look perfectly healthy and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It starts as HIV: often, but not always, with signs of a viral infection including slight fever, nodes, often rashes. Immunodeficiency generally is years after infectio ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
GET TESTED: When in doubt get tested and have a backup plan if is the first test for repeat in 1 year.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
HIV First: You would have HIV first. As the virus attacks the body, the immune system deteriorates and opportunistic infections occur. Once this starts happeni ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Synonymous: Aids is caused by HIV infection. You can become immuno-suppressed by other conditions and illnesses, but the term is generally used to mean the resul ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No : For all practical purposes the answer is no, but there are other means of depleting the CD4 count, some of which are of unknown source. They can prod ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
None: There are other diseases that cause immunodeficiency, but only hiv-1 and hiv-2 infection cause aids.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Oral Sex on Female: Zero. I am surprised by this question. There is no mystery about how HIV is caught.
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