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Could I have HIV and HIV symptoms and still test negative because it hasn't been 3 months?

Could I have HIV and HIV symptoms and still test negative because it hasn't been 3 months?

Yes: It is still possible. Would see an infectious disease doctor who might order some other tests at this point that might clarify the situation. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Could I have HIV from eletric razors?

Could I have HIV from eletric razors?

HIGHLY Unlikely.: Hiv is spread by directly sharing infected body fluids such as semen and blood. This most commonly happens during sexual intercourse or when sharing needles during injection drug use. Any potential risk of spreading HIV by using an elecric razor is so small as to be impossible to estimate (essentially no risk). If you have concerns, then do not share the razor, as it may put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Not feeling well after oral sex? Could I have hiv?

HIV: Yes. Transmission of this virus through semen that contains HIV and is ejaculated into the oral cavity may infect when it hits the back of the throat, the tonsils, lymph nodes, etc. It is very rare or non-existent to be transmitted by oral sex on a woman. If you feel you may have been exposed to HIV it is best to go and be tested. Better safe than sorry. Be careful, it is dangerous out there. ...Read more

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Could I have HIV from sharing water ?

Could I have HIV from sharing water ?

No: It has been reliably documented that the HIV virus is only passed through blood or semen. It is not passed through saliva, tears, feces, urine, or sweat. You cannot get it from sharing water, whether it be drinking water or bath water. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend rubbed his penis against my *** but didn't penetrate. Could I have hiv?

What can I do if my boyfriend rubbed his penis against my *** but didn't penetrate. Could I have hiv?

Not likely: What you described is a low risk activity, unless your boyfriend is HIV positive and had open sores on his penis. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission.htm. ...Read more

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Im a girl and my bf has HIV i let him put the tip in with no condome i let him leave it in for 10 minutes could I have HIV now?

Im a girl and my bf has HIV i let him put the tip in with no condome i let him leave it in for 10 minutes could I have HIV now?

Maybe: Hiv is a sexually transmitted disease. It does not require ejaculation to transmit. You are at risk if you have sex with him. You should begin serial HIV testing. You should always use a condom to have safer sex. ...Read more

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I had malaise for 6 weeks. I had unprotected sex 6 months ago. Been feeling sick. Could I have hiv?

Possibly: If you may have been exposed to HIV or other stds the best thing to do is to go and be tested by a doctor familiar with these diseases. Better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I have HIV from using someone elses nix (permethrin) pencil?

Could I have HIV from using someone elses nix (permethrin) pencil?

HIV transmission: HIV is spread only by blood and certain other body fluids, including semen and vaginal fluid. It is not spread by casual contact and it would not be spread by using a Nix (permethrin) styptic pencil as HIV is not spread by contact with environmental surfaces that are not grossly contaminated with the fluid vehicle. ...Read more

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On/around aug. 18-19 had protected sex with 1 partner but condom broke 1 week later had unprotected sex with different partner could I have hiv?

That depends: Did either of these partners have hiv? If the answer is no, then no you can't. If you don't know their HIV status then the answer is possibly. If you have concerns, get your self tested. The more often you engage in risky behavior the greater your risk of exposure. The question is what do you value more, a short term good time, or your life? ...Read more

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Had oral sex a week ago. Having flu like symptoms. Could I have HIV or simply the flu?

Had oral sex a week ago. Having flu like symptoms. Could I have HIV or simply the flu?

Cold: HIV is rarely transmitted from oral sex. This sounds like a cold combined with some stress and anxiety related to sexual activity. HIV is most often transmitted by infected blood or sexual secretions; however, some cases of oral transmission have been reported also. I suggest getting an HIV test to put your mind to rest. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more