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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Can a guy with klinefelter's still have kids?

Can a guy with klinefelter's still have kids?

Usually no, but....: In selected cases a functional sperm can be extracted from the testis and injected into an ovum in a process called icsi. ...Read more

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Could a person with HIV live to a very old age?

Could a person with HIV live to a very old age?

Possibly.: A person who is diagnosed with HIV and who gets started on antiretroviral medications early and who takes the medications faithfully and who takes care of him/herself well may live for many decades with the infection (into sixties or seventies or perhaps even longer) and die of something else. The medications treat the disease but do not cure it, and hence the patient has to be compliant. ...Read more

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Can a person with hepatitis have sex?

Can a person with hepatitis have sex?

Yes but: You (or your partner) should use a condom if there is active hepatitis b or c. Hepatitis a is not transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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Can old man be able to have a children with an a young adult?

Can old man be able to have a children with an a young adult?

If he is physically : Able, sure. The couple would benefit from pre-pregnancy genetic counseling to discuss the increased risk of spontaneous genetic mutations & autism in the context of a 3- generation family history on both sides, so that they can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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How can a man have oral sex with a woman who has genital herpes?

How can a man have oral sex with a woman who has genital herpes?

Avoid if active: If there is an active outbreak you should avoid activity. As far as choices the man makes is up to that individual but avoiding while active outbreaks will help prevent further outbreak and exposure and transmission of the virus. ...Read more

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Can a person be born with gonorrhea and have it for years without knowing?

Can a person be born with gonorrhea and have it for years without knowing?

Unlikely but: possible. Newborn exposed to gonorrhea have a purulent eye infection within 48 hours of birth. In the United States, prophylaxis is offered in the form or erythromycin eye ointment at the time of birth ...Read more

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If a healthy male has sex with a woman who has HIV, can he get it too?

If a healthy male has sex with a woman who has HIV, can he get it too?

Yes: Please use barrier protection. Heterosexual transmission is common especially in some parts of the world. ...Read more

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Can a man with AC genotype marry a woman with as genotype. Both of them have o+ blood group. Thank you?

Can a man with AC genotype marry a woman with as genotype. Both of  them have o+ blood group. Thank you?

Not sure. : My understanding is that marriages are regulated in nigeria based on sickle cell genotype. This is not the case in the United States. I thought that the restriction of marriage partners was based on the presence of sickle gene (as or ss). But this would be a question for a court magistrate in nigeria. Certainly sc disease, which would be possible, can be a troublesome disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person with hepatitis b get married and have a child just like normal people ?

Can a person with hepatitis b get married and have a child just like normal people ?

Yes: A person with hepatitis b is still normal, but there are concerns. If the hepatitis is active and infectious, then there are considerations for monitoring the liver function and considerations for treatment of the baby to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus. Hepatitis b is not a contraindication for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a child be born with HPV if neither of his parents have it?

Can a child be born with HPV if neither of his parents have it?

I don't believe so: I do not believe so but this is a better question for an ob/gyn doctor than a urologist! ...Read more

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If a woman with aids has a kid will that kid have aids also?

If a woman with aids has a kid will that kid have aids also?

Depends: In the underdeveloped world this is commonplace, with more than 40% of newborns to untreated mothers acquiring the disease. In countries like the US where the mother is treated with antivirals the transfer rate drops below 5%. Access to care and adherence to necessary treatment plans can produce variations in outcome. ...Read more

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Can a guy who had leukemia, and got cured, have a child?

Can a guy who had leukemia, and got cured, have a child?

Leukemia & fertility: There is a dose response curve of chemo agents that could potentially effect sperm or egg, and there is also an age response when exposed to the chemo agents. Specifically a woman's eggs were created prior to her birth, and they are at risk to damage throughout her life, whereas a male prior to puberty has immature sperm cells which are more to damage by chemo agents. ...Read more

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How can you have sex with someone who has HIV or aids?

How can you have sex with someone who has HIV or aids?

LIving with HIV: Most humans with HIV are still alive, thriving with their infection and living as other humans do. This includes being in relationships. If you are partnering or having sex with a person with HIV then there are good practices to get into the habit with such as using barrier protection such as condoms for intercourse. If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read more

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CAN you have a child with herpes?

CAN you have a child with herpes?

HSV: Your question can be interpreted in two ways! First, it is entirely possible to deliver a healthy baby even if you have a history of genital herpes, special precautions are recommended. Second, it is possibly to have a baby who is infected with the herpes virus in an untreated infected mother. ...Read more

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If a young woman have sex with a old man, can he give her worms?

If a young woman have sex with a old man, can he give her worms?

No: While there are a number of sexually transmittted diseases, there are no "worms" that are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Can someone have aids or HIV and have a cd4count high of1400?

Out of context: First there has to be an HIV test that proves infection before any one T cell count can be interpreted. A single T cell count is meaningless in diagnosing an HIV infection. ...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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more