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Can A Man With Hiv Have Children
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
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
Yes: Yes, if you use a condom you will always reduce that risk. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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