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Are Condoms A Hundred Percent Effective Against Hiv Infection
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
I had a 1 NT stand. The condom split and i withdrew immediately. I'm just worried now, i don't know here status, what are chances of HIV infection?
Easy, man!: I think this is the fourth time you've asked. You're an adult. I'll bet my friends here have told you that the risk is near zero but that you'd do best to tell your personal physician what happened for the best guidance, and to watch for other sexually transmitted diseases. I see this is tormenting you. This is what you really need to discussed with a physician who can rx your thoughts as well. ...Read more
I had sex with stranger, condom broke and i withdrew instantly. However in so worried now, is there a high chance of HIV infection? Really worried :(
Nearly Zero: There is such little risk from this even that i would advise two things. First, do not panic. Second. If you are panicking, or need to confirm this simple fact, then please go get tested. After fourteen days, the HIV RNA test is likely to give you a valid and accurate answer. ...Read more
Cannot sleep at night,under heavystress and anxiety of HIV infection,having smyptoms 1 NT stand vaginal sex vietnam double condoms 2 time 33 days now.
Multiple: There are receptor targets such as ccr5. Others are enzymes we target like intregrase and protease inhibitors. ...Read more
Yes: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more
Why condoms still not 100% effective against (HIV) even if it used correctly ? I'm asking here just about HIV .how is that possible ?? And why??
I has intercourse with sex worker. Condom split with only split second exposure before i pulled out. What r chances or hiv? Or infection? I'm worried
Low but not zero: Definitely recommend getting tested. It takes a few months, typically to convert to hiv, so you can get tested now to confirm your negative status and then consider repeating the test in 3months. There are other stds to consider: chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis b and c. Good luck and i hope it all comes back negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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