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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Kleptomania, can it be passed down in the genes?

Difficult to say: Like most mental health conditions, kleptomania is most likely a complex interplay of genetic predisposition and environmental, developmental, and socioemotional influences. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from a needle i was under the understanding that herpes lives in the epidermis and is spread by direct contact. I also thought it was slightly possible to get herpes from sharing something such as a cigarette or a pipe as its indirect

Can you get herpes from a needle i was under the understanding that herpes lives in the epidermis and is spread by direct contact.  I also thought it was slightly possible to get herpes from sharing something such as a cigarette or a pipe as its indirect

The : The herpes virus is spread from by direct contact with the virus. This would be via any direct contact with a herpetic lesion, intimate contact with actively infected person, sharing drinking glass, lipstick, cigarette with a person with an active herpes ulcer on the mouth. The virus is not transmitted from a needle prick of an infected person. What is detected in the blood in persons with previous exposure to herpes is antibodies that are present when someone has been exposed to the virus in the past. ...Read more

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I want to get marriage to one of them.. I'm AS and he is AS by genotype.. The other one is HIV positive but undetectable viral load. Which 1 is better?

I want to get marriage to one of them.. I'm AS and he is AS by genotype.. The other one is HIV positive but undetectable viral load. Which 1 is better?

A dilemma: Most relationships work out best when based on compatibility and thus the choices are only yours to make. Having said that, I would be concerned over the HIV positive partner's health status especially if the disease was transmitted via IV drugs. In the final analysis, only you alone can make the decision. (By the way, what do you mean by AS genotype- is it related to alpha 1-antitrypsin?) ...Read more

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Vitiligo can pass over generation?

Vitiligo can pass over generation?

Vitiligo Inheritance: Vitiligo sometimes runs in families, but the inheritance pattern is complex since multiple causative factors are involved. About one-fifth of people with this condition have at least one close relative who is also affected. ...Read more

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Will vitiligo be transmitted from parent to child, either genetically or as some sort of contagion?

Will vitiligo be transmitted from parent to child, either genetically or as some sort of contagion?

Not contagious: Vitiligo is thought to be an auto-immune condition where a persons body attacks the pigment cells in the skin. While there can be some familial tendency to have auto-immune diseases, it's unlikely that parent and child would both have vitiligo. ...Read more

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Is it possible for MS to be passed on from parent to offspring?

Is it possible for MS to be passed on from parent to offspring?

Perhaps: Mother to her child in only 3-5% of cases, as the genetics involve susceptibility not direct effects, as in a true genetic disorder. Sometimes it does seem to run in some families in a higher frequency, but there may be unusual environmental influences in addition. ...Read more

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Since HCV can be infectious for up to 6 weeks at room temp what is the likelihood of getting it from miniscule dried blood on an environmental surface?

Since HCV can be infectious for up to 6 weeks at room temp what is the likelihood of getting it from miniscule dried blood on an environmental surface?

None: Nobody ever gets HCV except by direct sharing of blood, mostly through injection equipment. Even sex rarely transmits it, despite what you may have learned online or elsewhere. The only proved, accepted means of sexual transmission is through potentially traumatic anal sex practices among men who have sex with men. In any case, there is never significant risk from environmental contamination. ...Read more

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Hsv2: curious how it can be passed to baby thru delivery without an outbreak present?Can hsv1 be passed thru delivery? (hsv 1 indeterminate;hsv 2 neg)

Hsv2: curious how it can be passed to baby thru delivery without an outbreak present?Can hsv1 be passed thru delivery? (hsv 1 indeterminate;hsv 2 neg)

Herpes is Contagious: We now understand that herpes infection leads to viral shedding whether you have a sore or not. Herpes 2 in the vaginal canal during delivery can lead to neonatal eye infections and blindness. It is old knowledge, now proven false, that you are only contagious with a sore. If you are hsv 2 negative then you do not need to worry. ...Read more

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Is it true that HIV can only be transmitted via direct immediate contact and that HIV dies in seconds once exposed to air?

Is it true that HIV can only be transmitted via direct immediate contact and that HIV dies in seconds once exposed to air?

Yes, but no matter: Dr. Killian is correct. But you're asking the wrong question. How long HIV survives in air doesn't matter. The important thing is that in the 3+ decades of the known worldwide HIV/AIDs epidemic, nobody has been proved to catch HIV other than by sex, blood exposure by shared needles, etc. Without these you aren't at risk. So why worry about the biological reasons? ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person? What is the incubation period?

Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person?  What is the incubation period?

Presume "no": The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown, but it may be a virus (because sometimes several people get the rash around the same time). If it is due to a virus, the way it is transmitted from one person to another is also unknown. So, the rash is not considered contagious. It goes away by itself in about 6 weeks. If worried, or in a special situation, one should discussed it with his doctor. ...Read more

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Some adults greet by a kiss to each side of another's cheeks. Can herpes be spread this way from an infected person and will a sore result?

Some adults greet by a kiss to each side of another's cheeks. Can herpes be spread this way from an infected person and will a sore result?

HSV1: "cold sores" theorectically could be transferred from mouth to face; however, usually lips or mouth to moth transmission is the normal route. It would be rare, but not impossible for an infected lip/mouth lesion to cause a breakout on the face or cheek. ...Read more

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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

A skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts four to eight weeks. The rash is often pink, oval-shaped, itchy, and may appear in a Christmas tree-like pattern. The rash begins as one single patch before it begins to appear on the arms, ...Read more