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Can HIV person take alcohol?

Can HIV person take alcohol?

Alcohol can be safe: Alcohol in moderation (up to 4 drinks/24 hours and up to 14 drinks in a week for men) can be safe, even in patients with hiv. Alcohol can increase the toxicity related to some of the medications that fight hiv, and excessive use can harmful, so make sure you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Iam diagonised with nafld.My weight is normal.Hb, hc and HIV negative. Can i take alcohol once in a month. What is the diet?

Iam diagonised with nafld.My weight is normal.Hb, hc and HIV negative. Can i take alcohol once in a month. What is the diet?

Key is fitness: I trust that wilson's disease has also been ruled out. Your personal physician probably did not give you a strict diet because this isn't the key, nor is total abstinence from alcohol versus an occasional beer. You may or may not be given medication, but i would urge you to get back into an exuberant, physical-fitness focused lifestyle. This may win back your health. ...Read more

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Can hiv+ person drink alcohol?

Maybe: It depends on the degree to which a persons immune system is suppressed & if active liver disease is present (ie. Active hepatits b or c). It also depends on if the hiv+ person is taking HIV medication. Many HIV medicines interact with the liver & excessive drinking could interfer with these therapies. Always report your drinking habits with your doctor. Excessive alcohol intake is never healthy. ...Read more

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Can a preson get HIV from drinking alcohol behind that person?

No: HIV is transmitted through blood and body fluids. Drinking or eating after a person with HIV can not cause transmission. Even kissing a person with HIV is unlikely to cause transmission unless both persons have open sores in the mouth and there is some blood exchange. ...Read more

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How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

HIV: Hiv infection by itself should not interfere in any way with tolerance to alcohol. Many patients with HIV disease also have hepatitis b and c, and the damage done to the liver through this and other HIV associated illnesses may affect the tolerance to alcohol. ...Read more

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Can Alcohol lead to false Negative Hiv tests when tested using Rapid -3rd generation testing Method?

Can Alcohol lead to false Negative Hiv tests when tested using Rapid -3rd generation testing Method?

No: It should not. But the fact that you asks should tell you that you should abandon unprotected sex with new partners now that Ebola has also entered the picture. ...Read more

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Can HIV survive on earrings after 3 days? Can alcohol wipe kill HIV if there were HIV on the earrings?

Can HIV survive on earrings after 3 days?  Can alcohol wipe kill HIV if there were HIV on the earrings?

HIV Risks: Nope. Yes, HIV can be killed or immobilized by air, alcohol wipes and time. Hiv infection happens with acute exposure to infected semen or blood that is directly introduced to your insides or your blood stream. It is not very contagious on it's own out in the light of day. ...Read more

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my finger it didnt burn when cleaned with alcohol so do you think it penetrated the skin to bleed it doesn't hurt at all risk for hiv?

I have a cut on my finger it didnt burn when cleaned with alcohol so do you think it penetrated the skin to bleed it doesn't hurt at all risk for hiv?

If you have HIV...: If you have HIV in your body, and you have a superficial cut that doesn't have any bleeding, nor any stinging sensation when cleaned with alcohol, that cut is very very unlikely to transmit your HIV to another person (but keeping a Bandaid on it a couple of days is fine to do, so you'll worry less). If you don't have HIV, where is the fresh HIV virus located, that might be a risk factor? ...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