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I am worried about possible HIV infection?

I am worried about possible HIV infection?

Happy to help...: ...if we understand your concerns--have you been exposed or is your "worry" more academic? ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

Nothing is "100%". : Nothing is 100% effective for anything. But condoms cut down the risk for HIV exceedingly well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the possibilities to get HIV infection if they do oral or intercourse without condom?

What are the possibilities to get HIV infection if they do oral or intercourse without condom?

Depends on variables: If you have unprotected sex with an HIV carrier it is hit or miss.If their disease is uncontrolled and or they have a high viral load, they are more likely to spread the disease. If they have a controlled case with a low viral load, it may not spread. ...Read more

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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

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Which targets would be most effective in blocking HIV infection?

Multiple: There are receptor targets such as ccr5. Others are enzymes we target like intregrase and protease inhibitors. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

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

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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??

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??

HIV: Sex involves a lot of friction and motion. Lots of bodily fluids can intermingle small cracks in the skin can occur that further allow for transfer of fluids. Also the condom can break. ...Read more

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Can dry blood can cause HIV infection ?

Generally not: Drying causes the death of the hiv, but it depends upon how dry and how long it has been dry. And then you would have to put the dry blood into a body, either onto a mucous membrane or into the bloodstream. Very very very unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Infection (Definition)

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


Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more