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Can Someone With Hiv Have Children
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
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
If someone has HIV or aids and you have sexual intercourse with someone who doesn't have aids or HIV and you use a condom can they still get hiv?
Maybe: This is a complicated condition and many children will have developmental/intellectual delays. Best if you make an appointment with a Genetic Specialist who can guide you through the diagnosis and possible outcomes. Here's an article that you may find helpful. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/jacobsen-syndrome ...Read more
Sure: Yes . If the person with the crohn's was female, it is generally harder to get pregnant and more difficult for the woman. ...Read more
Chlamydia: The transmissability rate is high, but not 100%. Neither is HIV or syphilis, but why would you risk this. If your partner has chlamydia they may well have other stds. Please get tested and protect yourself. Your partner can also be treated and if monogamous will remain free of this organism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huntigton's disease?: Huntington's disease is a very complex neurologic disorder. Balance problems frequently become and issue, and sporting activities such as tai chi, even an intendo wi can help. Finally because of movement a diet high in protein is necessary. Resistance exercise dome with machines are much safer than free weights! ...Read more
If someone has herpes, does it develop HIV or you can only get HIV if you have sex with someone with HIV?
If a child is diagnosed with meningococcal disease, can anything be done to protect the other children with whom he has contact?
Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I catch pox/measles if I receive a letter from someone who was infected with one of these illnesses?
Unlikely: The measles virus is usually passed through direct contact with infectious droplets. It is unlikely that there would be enough virus on the letter to transmit an infection. Be sure you wash your hands thoroughly after reading the letter just to be safe and go to your doctor if you have any symptoms ...Read more
No: You can only catch chlamydia as a sexually transmitted disease, not from sharing drinks with someone. ...Read more
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
Childhood HIV: Most through childbirth or breast feeding from an infected mother. Sexual abuse is certainly involved in some. Blood transfusion may account for some. In third world countries there are intensive efforts to prevent and treat while educating the population. See who web site for hiv/aids. ...Read more
My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?
Will NOT!!: Hiv is not transmitted casually, and contact with people who have HIV disease is quite safe. In order to become infected there must be intimate exchange of body fluids through sex, shared needle use, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, etc. Your friend is doing the children and the community a great service, and thankfully she is not at risk of becoming ill because of it. ...Read more
My friend works with HIV positive children and is in physical contact with them without any protection. Should he be concerned?
Hep C / HIV: Aren't direct causes for infertility, ladies who have either condition can conceive, but the unborn baby might be affected according to the degree of the mother's illness and kind of treatment she's on. Pregnant ladies with either condition should be followed up closely by high risk obstetricians and infectious diseases specialists, good luck ...Read more
I am worried. Two of my workers turned out to be hiv positive. One is the children's nanny and the other is a househelp who occasionally gives me f...
Yes: They're a hard group to reach, because they do what they want to do. But prevention can work. The problem is that HIV education requires talking to adolescents candidly about sex, including homosexuality, something we haven't been very willing to do in our society. I once gave a talk to high school students about HIV and was told i could discuss anything except how it's transmitted! ...Read more
Not easily: Transmission of HIV is primarily via sexual intercourse and by blood transfusions. It is highly unlikely that a 3 year old with HIV can transmit the virus to other kids. However it is always good to practice universal precautions if the child with HIV has a major bleeding incident. ...Read more
I was changing a some children and one pooped but I had on gloves but I can't remember if I washed my hands afterwards HIV or STD risk please help?
Blood or body fluid: Exchange of infectious blood or body fluids is the mode of transmission for HIV, typically by sexual contact, contaminated intravenous needles or blood products, or from mother to child during child birth. If you are concerned, you should get tested. Newer testing methods may be as easy as a swab from the inside of your cheek. ...Read more
Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sure to know your HIV status since there are effective treatments. (http://www.Retroconference.Org/2012b/abstracts/44961.Htm ; http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140673608611137/abstract). ...Read more
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on their nails and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more
Depends...: The answer depends.... If you are talking about symptoms of acute hiv, these may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. However, not everyone gets the symptoms of acute hiv. If you are talking about symptoms of HIV associated with later more advanced disease, then usually this may take a few years before seeing symptoms like weight loss, fevers, night sweats. ...Read more
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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