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There is a sexual disease. it is hiv aids. what to do?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Safe sex: Actually, there are 30+ sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). HIV/AIDS is the worst because it is always fatal if not treated, but many others also are dangerous. "What to do?" But most are easy to avoid by sexual responsibility: care in choosing partners, safe sex (condoms etc) for new or uncertain partners; periodic check-ups to catch infections early.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What sexual activities cause HIV/AIDS?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
HIV causes AIDS: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian It is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Sex does not cause AIDS, it facilitates the spread of HIV from one infected person to an other, See the website listed above for more info.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can lead to hiv-aids besides sexual relations?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Exchange of fluids.: Unprotected sex (both heterosexual and homosexual) can be one route of transmitting hiv. Sharing contaminated needles (such as in intravenous drug use / abuse) can spread hiv. Receiving blood or blood products from an HIV infected donor can also spread hiv. The U.S. Blood supply is screened for HIV and other infections to reduce/eliminate risk of transfusion related infections.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what in sexual relations causes hiv-aids?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
HIV transmission: The virus lives in cells that have a specific receptor site on them called a CD4 receptor. These cells include white blood cells (lymphocytes) ; some of the cells lining our GI tract, some nerve cells... The virus is transmitted in the lymphocytes that are present in body fluids. In the GI tract lymphocytes pick up these viral particles ; in the genital tract micro-traumatic tears allow entry.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Other than sexual relations how does one get hiv/aids?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HIV Transmission: Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breastfeeding ; during pregnancy ; delivery.

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